Santo Domingo Redoubt

Santo Domingo Redoubt (HMVDO)

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

N 29° 53.868', W 81° 18.907'

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In 1704, following the English siege of 1702, the Spanish built the Cubo Line to protect the town's northern sector. In the 1730s, they rebuilt the line in anticipation of an English attack from Georgia.

In 1808, a time of upheaval in the Spanish empire, the redoubt was again rebuilt to strengthen St. Augustine's defenses against the enemies of Spanish Florida.

In 1834, on the eve of the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), the U.S. Army constructed a wooden redoubt on the site of the ruined Santo Domingo Redoubt.

You are standing inside the reconstructed 1808 Santo Domingo Redoubt, an earthen structure held in place by a palm log revetment.

Rows of Spanish Bayonet (a type of yucca with sharp leaves) were planted at the base of defensive lines and redoubts to fend off enemy soldiers and stray livestock.
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Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469576 N 3307502
Decimal Degrees29.89780000, -81.31511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.868', W 81° 18.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.08" N, 81° 18' 54.42" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30-38 Orange St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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