The Cubo Line

The Cubo Line (HMVE7)

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

N 29° 53.881', W 81° 18.893'

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Santo Domingo Redoubt & City Gate

Following the 1702 English siege of St. Augustine, the Spanish began construction of a defensive system to protect the Presidio. The Cubo Line, built in 1704 to safeguard the town's northern sector, was the first line of defense the Spanish raised.

In the early 18th century, the Spanish in Florida used the medieval term Cubo to describe rounded, pointed or square bastions built into defensive walls. The Cubo Line derived its name from three cubos built into its wall.

Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, the Spanish in Florida applied the term reducto (redoubt) to cubos built into the defensive walls.
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HM NumberHMVE7
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Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469599 N 3307526
Decimal Degrees29.89801667, -81.31488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.881', W 81° 18.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.86" N, 81° 18' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Cordova St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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