Fort Crévecoeur

Fort Crévecoeur (HM548)

Location: Port Saint Joe, FL 32456 Gulf County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 54.786', W 85° 22.572'

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Fort Crévecoeur Abandoned

(Front): In 1717, on this site, the French began erecting Fort Crévecoeur within Spanish domain. On February 8, 1718, Jean-Baptiste Lèmoyne de Bienville, acting Governor of Louisiana, dispatched his brother, Lèmoyne de Cháteagué to complete this Fort. By May 12, the French occupied St. Joseph's Bay. Cháteagué reported to Bienville completion, on the mainland, opposite St. Joseph Point, the stockaded Fort Crévecoeur with four bastions and garrisoned. Simultaneously Jean Pedro Matamoros de Ysla, Governor of Spanish Florida, at Pensacola, indignantly protested this usurpation as St. Joseph's Bay belonged to Spain by earlier discover and previous settlement.(Rear): The French Colonial Council, with unanimous decision decided to burn Fort Crévecoeur and abandon St. Joseph's Bay. On August 20, Spanish Captain, Joseph Primo De Rivera, reported to the Spanish Governorship, at St. Augustine, the French had retired from their invasion. Whereupon Rivera was ordered to command St. Joseph's Bay. By March 10, 1719, Don Gregorio de Salinas Varona had been transferred to the Spanish Governorship of St. Joseph's Bay.
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HM NumberHM548
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Marker NumberF-115
Year Placed1964
Placed ByFlorida Board of Historic of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation With The Gulf County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 656758 N 3310264
Decimal Degrees29.91310000, -85.37620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.786', W 85° 22.572'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 47.1600" N, 85° 22' 34.3200" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8259 W Hwy 98, Port Saint Joe FL 32456, US
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