Fernandez Grant

Fernandez Grant (HMMAC)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 40.455', W 81° 27.691'

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During the Spanish and English periods of Florida history, many large tracts of land were granted primarily to induce settlement. All that remains of the Don Domingo Fernandez Spanish Grant is the family cemetery and this park. Royal title to this property was granted August 9, 1807. This land was once a part of the Earl of Egmont property on Amelia Island, which included the present site of the City of Fernandina Beach.

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On January 1, 1825, the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida passed "an act to incorporate the city of Fernandina." Little development resulted until 1853 when the Florida Railroad Company announced that Fernandina would form the eastern terminus for the first cross state railroad in Florida. This stimulated the growth of Florida by making a portion of the interior more accessible for further development and population growth.
Marker NumberF-198
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe People of Saint Michael's Parish In Cooperation With Department of State
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 455791 N 3393592
Decimal Degrees30.67425000, -81.46151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.455', W 81° 27.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 27.30" N, 81° 27' 41.46" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202-228 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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