Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort San Carlos
Erected 1976 by General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-250.)
Location. 30° 41.305′ Click for map. This historical marker is located at the northeastern end of Amelia Island in Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park, which is situated along the Amelia River, near the confluence of the Amelia River with the St. Marys River. It is in this area that the St. Marys River marks Florida's northern boarder with Georgia. Marker is in this post office area: Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plaza San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); McClure's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Clinch Military Road (approx. one mile away); Fernandez Grant (approx. one mile away); Fort Clinch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 (approx. 1.1 miles away); David L. Yulee (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
More about this marker. It would seem that the Fort San Carlos area is an important part of Amelia Island's rich and storied past. One of it's more unusual claims to fame is that there has been eight different flags hoisted
The eight different flags that have flown above Amelia’s shores are: French from 1562-1565; Spanish 1565-1763; British 1763-1783; Spanish (again) 1783-1821 with 3 interruptions — Patriots 1812, Green Cross of Florida 1817, Mexican Rebel Flag 1817; United States of America 1821 to present with one interruption — the Confederate Flag, 1862
Also see . . .
1. Fernandina Beach FL. This link provides historical information on Fernandina Beach, Florida, and discusses briefly the Fort San Carlos. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Moments in History: Gregor MacGregor Captures Amelia Island, Florida. This link, provided by the Amelia Island Living eMagazine & Travel Guide, gives some additional historical information on the history of Fort San Carlos. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Military •
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