Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta (HM1R20)

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

N 29° 53.008', W 81° 18.49'

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From the late 1720s to the early 1750s the green space just beyond this wall was the site of the church and cemetery for the mission community of La Punta (FL Site #8SJ94). This mission was home to refugee Yamassee and Apalachee Indians who had fled the attacks of English colonists and allied Indians from Carolina to the relative safety of the Spanish capitol.

The mission church was located near the center of La Punta, which consisted of dispersed farmsteads within a 30-acre area just south of the Rosario Line, one of the city's colonial defensive walls. Along with other mission communities that surrounded the city, La Punta formed part of St. Augustine's comprehensive defense-in-depth system.

This green space protects the resting place of more than 75 individuals, the majority of whom were buried below the church floor. The church was constructed of palm thatch and lumber, which deteriorated shortly after LaPunta's abandonment circa 1755.
HM NumberHM1R20
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470243 N 3305912
Decimal Degrees29.88346667, -81.30816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.008', W 81° 18.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 0.4800" N, 81° 18' 29.4000" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5-17 Tremerton St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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