Los Floridanos

Los Floridanos (HMVE6)

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

N 29° 53.868', W 81° 18.879'

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Florida's First European Families 1565-1763

"Los Floridanos" referred to the children born to the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Translated it means "The Floridians" and record of this title can be found in many Spanish Government documents, including Spanish censuses of the time.

In 1565, Pedro Men?ndez de Avil, along with 600 soldiers and colonists, arrived in "La Florida" to explore and colonize for Spain. The settlers who arrived during the First Spanish Period, whose last names included Aguilar, Diaz, Rodriquez, S?nchez, and Solana, began their new lives in the Presidio de San Agustin. Enduring the Florida elements, diseases, fires, and attacks by pirates, French, English, and Native Americans, their efforts established St. Augustine as the first continuously occupied European city in the United States.

In 1763, Spain ceded the Florida Colony to Britain after the Seven Years War, ending the First Spanish Period. The majority of the Spanish St. Augustine residents, approximately 3,100, relocated to Cuba. Only a few "Los Floridanos" remained in St. Augustine to handle unsold property and settle affairs. Two of these were Manuel Solana and Francisco S?nchez. Their descendants still reside in St. Augustine.
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HM NumberHMVE6
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Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469621 N 3307502
Decimal Degrees29.89780000, -81.31465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.868', W 81° 18.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.08" N, 81° 18' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-28 Orange St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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