Matanzas InletIn 1565 some 300 French castaways, under Jean Ribault, were massacred here by Spaniards, crushing their attempt to occupy Florida. The French ships, sailing from Fort Caroline to attack St. Augustine, were driven ashore by a storm. At this inlet most of the survivors were put to the knife by Don Pedro Menendez. Hence it was named Matanzas, meaning slaughters.
|Placed By||St. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 477773 N 3286779|
|Decimal Degrees||29.71095000, -81.22978333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 42.657', W 81° 13.787'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 42' 39.42" N, 81° 13' 47.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8650 A1A S, St Augustine FL 32080, US|
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