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Tolomato Indian Village

 
 
Tolomato Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Tolomato Indian Village Marker
Inscription. A 1737 map of the city of St. Augustine describes the site of Tolomato Cemetery as "the church and village of Tolomato, an Indian village served by Franciscan priests." The Tolomato Indians were Guale refugees fleeing attacks on their mission village in South Georgia. Their 18th century church was built of wood and had a four-story coquina-stone bell tower. The Christian Tolomato Indians buried their dead under or around the church.

When Florida was ceded to the British in 1763, the Spaniards and the Indians left, together with their priests. The church was torn down by British troops for firewood but the tower survived into the 1790s, when the stones were used in the construction of present day Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.823′ N, 81° 18.911′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Cordova Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Tolomato Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tolomato Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rosario Defense Line (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1886 Old Drugstore
Tolomato Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Tolomato Indian Village Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away); Orange Street School (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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