St. Augustine on Anastasia Island Historical

St. Augustine on Anastasia Island Historical (HM1WG6)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32080 St. Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.131', W 81° 17.452'

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St. Augustine, the oldest European-settled city in the United States, was located on Anastasia Island from 1566 until 1572. Spanish settlers had founded the city on the west shore of the Matanzas River on Sept. 8, 1565. They built homes and a fort. The fort and the supplies inside burned. On May 18, 1566, a council voted to relocate the city to the barrier island across from the first location. St. Augustine moved to the barrier island for protection from hostile Native Americans and European enemies entering the port. Documents describe in detail the city's 6-year presence on the island—two forts, government barracks, a jail, homes, wells and fields for crops. No physical evidence has yet been found. Quarrying in the 17th and 18th centuries and erosion probably destroyed the remnants of the city on the island. Sixteenth-century reports note that the Island city was two leagues (5-6 miles) from a strong house on the San Julian Creek, placing the city in this general area of high ground and near the 16th-century inlet. The relentless ocean eroded the town's location. In 1572 St. Augustine returned to the mainland.
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HM NumberHM1WG6
Placed BySt. Augustine Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 471914 N 3306135
Decimal Degrees29.88551667, -81.29086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.131', W 81° 17.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 7.86" N, 81° 17' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 859-891 Florida A1A, St. Augustine FL 32080, US
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