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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
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LocationDuval County, Florida, United States
Nearest cityJacksonville, Florida
EstablishedSeptember 29, 1970
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
Yellow Bluff Fort
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is located in Florida
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is located in the United States
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Nearest cityJacksonville, Florida
Coordinates30°23′58″N 81°33′22″W / 30.39944°N 81.55611°W / 30.39944; -81.55611Coordinates: 30°23′58″N 81°33′22″W / 30.39944°N 81.55611°W / 30.39944; -81.55611
Arealess than one acre
Built1862
ArchitectConfederate Army
NRHP reference No.70000183[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1970

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is a Florida State Park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, a mile south of State Road 105 on New Berlin Road, in the cities Northside area. On September 29, 1970, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

History

Monument in the park
Monument in the park

Yellow Bluff 'Fort' was not a fort at all, but instead an armed and fortified camp constructed during the Civil War. It served to protect shipping supply lines to Jacksonville and through the St. Johns valley from Union attacks. The camp was built in early 1862, holding over 350 personnel at some points of its existence, which lasted until the end of the war.

Recreational activities

Visitors can picnic in an authentic reproduction of a Confederate and Union troop encampment.

Special events

Every year, the park has a day of illustrated presentations and living history demonstrations showing the historical and cultural significance of the area.

Admission and hours

There are no entrance fees. The park is open 24 hours a day.

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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