A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding many of the structures of the abandoned fort.
Legend goes that a Civil War soldier stationed at the fort wrote his dearly beloved a letter in which he promised not to die until he saw her again. Unfortunately he died there during a Confederate ambush, and some say his spirit (and perhaps several others) haunts the fort to this day.
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- Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, FL
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- 30.694972645064976, -81.4408588158081
- Nassau County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Fernandina Beach, FL (2.2 mi.)
Saint Marys, GA (6.7 mi.)
Kings Bay Base, GA (10.3 mi.)
Yulee, FL (10.8 mi.)
Kingsland, GA (16.5 mi.)
Callahan, FL (24.9 mi.)
Woodbine, GA (25.0 mi.)
Atlantic Beach, FL (25.0 mi.)
Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL (25.3 mi.)
Neptune Beach, FL (26.6 mi.)
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