St. Joe Beach in Gulf County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Crèvecoeur Abandoned
(Rear): The French Colonial Council, with unanimous decision decided to burn Fort Crèvecoeur and abandon St. Joseph's Bay. On August 20, Spanish Captain, Joseph Primo De Rivera, reported to the Spanish Governorship, at St. Augustine, the French had retired from their invasion. Whereupon Rivera was ordered to command St. Joseph's Bay. By March 10, 1719, Don Gregorio de Salinas Varona had been transferred to the Spanish Governorship of St. Joseph's Bay.
Location. 29° 54.786′ N, 85° 22.572′ W. Marker is in St. Joe Beach, Florida, in Gulf County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Street (U.S. 98) and Beacon Road, on the right when traveling east on Columbus Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mexico Beach FL 32410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vamar (approx. 4.2 miles away); Florida's First Railroad (was approx. 9½ miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Florida Constitution (approx. 9.6 miles away); St. Joseph and Iola Railroad (was approx. 17.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Wewahitchka Centennial (approx. 17.6 miles away); Gulf County Old Courthouse (approx. 17.6 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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