St. Marks Florida Coastal Homes For Sale
St. Marks Florida is believed to be the 3rd oldest settlement in North America. Archeologists believe even before Spanish Explorers reached the shores that the Paleo-Indians settled here over 10,000 years ago.
St. Marks is home to Florida's first fort, San Marcos de Apalache built in 1679.Today the fort is a Florida Museum and open to the public.
St. Marks was the meeting place for the representatives from Pensacola and St. Augustine who chose the red hills of Tallahassee to become the Capitol of Florida in 1823. In 1834 Florida's frist railroad, and the coutry's third railroad was begun and opened in 1826 using mule driven railroad cars and steam locomotives. Today, the old railroad bed is the "Rails to Trails" bikeway and jogging trail for hikers, bikers and runners. It is a 17 mile trail beginning at Capital Circle SE and running directly to St. Marks and along the river to the Fort.
St. Marks is still a small, quaint riverside community featuring a large Marina, Sheilds Marina and Boat Storage facility, a refinery and storage area as well as home to many local businesses, restaurants and a Charter School (K-8).
The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge covers three counties, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast. One could see tidal marshes, estuaries, of 7 North Florida Rivers that empty int the Gulf of Mexico. It is also home of the St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1832 and still in use today.
Take a look at beautiful St. Marks,.... a beautiful place to live.