Fort San Diego Historical

Fort San Diego Historical (HM1WDQ)

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 St. Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 9.791', W 81° 23.395'

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(Diego Plains)

In 1736 Diego de Espinosa owned a cattle ranch on Diego Plains, a flat, open area east of here.
For protection against Indians, his house was surrounded by a 15-foot high palisade with two bastions at opposite corners.
Manned later by Spanish soldiers, this post was known as Fort San Diego.
On May 23, 1740, during the British expedition against St. Augustine, General James Oglethorpe's 400 man army captured the fort and its 50 defenders.
The British added a ditch and breastwork, and used the fort to protect the St. Johns River-St. Augustine supply line.
They evacuated the fort on July 25.
By 1743 it lay in ruins.
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Year Placed1973
Placed BySt. Johns Historical Commission in Cooperation with Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462454 N 3336931
Decimal Degrees30.16318333, -81.38991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 9.791', W 81° 23.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 9' 47.46" N, 81° 23' 23.7" W
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Area Code(s)904, 386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 246-288 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082, US
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