Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson
Erected 2011 by the Tucson Presidio Trust and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias.
Location. 32° 13.446′ N, 110° 58.552′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima Click for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansions of Main Avenue (a few steps from this marker); N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (a few steps from this marker); Presidio Wall (a few steps from this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonardo Romero House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meyer Street (about 400 feet away); Main Gate (about 400 feet away); Edward Nye Fish House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Presidio San Agustín del Tucson. Regarding Presidio San Agustin del Tucson.
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson is #1 on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour.
The description reads:
“On August 20th, 1775, Lt. Col. Hugo O’Conor, an Irishman serving in the Spanish Army, founded a fort in what is now downtown Tucson. With the exception of a small Spanish chapel across the Santa Cruz River at the foot of “A” Mountain, this was the first European structure in Tucson. By the 1780s, when the 11-acre fort was completed,
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Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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