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The Mission Of San Pedro Y San Pablo De Patale

 
 
The Mission Of San Pedro Y San Pablo De Patale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
1. The Mission Of San Pedro Y San Pablo De Patale Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
In 1633, the province of Apalachee in Spanish Florida received its first full-time resident missionaries. The Franciscan Mission of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale which was located about one hundred yards north of this marker was one of the first missions with a resident priest to be established in the region after that date. Like other Spanish missions in Florida, this outpost of Spanish domination was designed to convert and "civilize" the Indians. It also served as a center for the civil and military authority of Spain on the frontier. Archeological investigations at the site in 1971 revealed the structural remains of the mission church and other buildings and a cemetery for the burial of Christians containing some 64 graves.
(Continued on Reverse Side)


Side 2
(Continued from Reverse Side)

The mission of Patale evidently continued as an important segment of the mission system until its destruction in June, 1704. By that time, the colonial rivalry between Spain and England had become very keen. In 1703-1704, Colonel James Moore of South Carolina led an English expedition to destroy the Spanish Apalachee missions. On June 23, 1704, Patale was attacked and captured by the English who then used the mission as a base of operations. A counterattack
The Mission Of San Pedro Y San Pablo De Patale Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2013
2. The Mission Of San Pedro Y San Pablo De Patale Marker Side 2
by the Spanish and their Indian allies in July resulted in another victory for the English. After this, the Patale mission site seems to have been abandoned. But during the decades of its existence, it played an integral part in the military, political, and religious background of the Tallahassee area.
 
Erected 1973 by Fred O. Dickinson, Jr. In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-209.)
 
Location. 30° 28.001′ N, 84° 9.007′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is on Spanish Mission Court 0.2 miles north of Buck Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker located on private property, inside a locked fence. Cannot view the reverse side of marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 Spanish Mission Court, Tallahassee FL 32317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaires Historic District (approx. 2.7 miles away); The "Luraville Locomotive" (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Pisgah (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Florida (approx. 6 miles away); Goodwood Mansion (approx. 6.4
Mission area excavation. image. Click for full size.
By State of Florida - public domain, September 12, 2014
3. Mission area excavation.
miles away); Goodwood (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Tallahassee Democrat (approx. 6.8 miles away); Plantation Cemetery At Betton Hills (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  Tallahassee Magazine article about the brutal past of this Spanish Mission area. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Current private home at location of old mission. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
4. Current private home at location of old mission.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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