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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

 
 
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker
Inscription. This Spanish fort, begun in 1672, stood firm against English attacks and helped Spain to hold Florida for many years. During the American Revolution, it was a British stronghold. Later it became a battery in the U.S. coastal defense system.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 29° 53.798′ N, 81° 18.678′ W. Marker was in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker was on South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Castillo de San Marcos (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Castillo de San Marcos (within shouting distance of this marker); Saving the Seawall / Salvando el malecón (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Stronghold / Ciudadela española (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Marion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weapons of War / Artillería (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Castillo de San Marcos by Markers
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Southwest Bastion of the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Southwest Bastion of the Castillo
Reconstructed Spanish Coat of Arms at Entrance to Fort image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
4. Reconstructed Spanish Coat of Arms at Entrance to Fort
Part of the Castillo's Large Collection of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
5. Part of the Castillo's Large Collection of Artillery
Most of these guns date from the Spanish colonial period or are Mexican War trophies.
Remains of the American Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
6. Remains of the American Battery
A hot shot furnace and several gun positions remain from the American 19th century battery built at the Castillo.
Original Coat of Arms for the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
7. Original Coat of Arms for the Castillo
Civil Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
8. Civil Engineering Landmark
The Castillo is registered as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (<i>new marker at park entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 12, 2018
9. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (new marker at park entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 669 times since then. Last updated on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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