Twine Park

Twine Park (HM1GQ8)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.016', W 81° 18.944'

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Henry L. Twine (1923-1994) and his wife Katherine "Kat" Twine (1925-2002) were longtime Lincolnville residents and prominent community leaders for who this neighborhood park was named. They were both active in the civil rights movement at a time when demonstrations in St. Augustine led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history.



Henry Twine was for many years president of the NAACP and served for a decade as City Commissioner.



He was the first black Vice Mayor of St. Augustine.



He worked diligently to have the state acquire the site of Fort Mose, the pioneer free black settlement from the 1700s. An official state marker on his home at 163 Twine Street named him a "Great Floridian."



Katherine Twine was honored with the City of St. Augustine's prestigious "de Aviles Award" for her civil rights activities, and the flags at City Hall were lowered to half staff at the time of her funeral in December 2002.



An evergreen was planted in this park to honor Henry Twine after he passed away. An oak tree in memory of Katherine Twine was planted on the first anniversary of her death by 40th ACCORD, a group organized after her funeral to celebrate the accomplishments of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine and to honor its many heroic participants who truly made history.
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HM NumberHM1GQ8
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Placed ByCity of St Augustine
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469512 N 3305929
Decimal Degrees29.88360000, -81.31573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.016', W 81° 18.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 0.96" N, 81° 18' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 74-98 Lovett St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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