Bay of the Holy Spirit Historical

Bay of the Holy Spirit Historical (HM1WHT)

Location: Spanish Fort, AL 36527 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 40.63', W 87° 59.059'

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The earliest outline of a recognizable bay on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico was shown on a 1507 map by German cartographer Martin Waldeseemuller-the same map to first apply the name "America" to the New World.

Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, during a 1519 Spanish expedition seeking a water passage to the Orient through the Gulf, described this harbor and gave it the name Bahía del Espíritu Santo. Successive Spanish explorers sought this "Holy Grail" along the Gulf Coast, failing until a 1693 expedition concluded that what is now called Mobile Bay was the fabled Bay of the Holy Spirit.
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HM NumberHM1WHT
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 405713 N 3394238
Decimal Degrees30.67716667, -87.98431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.63', W 87° 59.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 37.8" N, 87° 59' 3.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-10, Spanish Fort AL 36527, US
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