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

Four Centuries----Five Flags

 
 
Four Centuries---Five Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
1. Four Centuries---Five Flags Marker
Inscription.  
Spaniards first settled Florida permanently at the site of St. Augustine in 1565. They raised their vivid red and white flag to establish possession of the land for their king.

The Spanish flag flew over the little garrison town for 235 years, longer than any other national flag has flown in this country.

The five flags which have marked the changes of dominion in this city's turbulent history fly from the balcony above, from the right (east) they indicate:

-First Spanish Dominion (1565-1763)
-British (1763-1784)
-Second Spanish ((1784-1821)
-Confederate (1861-1862)
-United States (1821-1861, 1862 on)
 
Erected by St. Augustine Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1565.
 
Location. 29° 53.28′ N, 81° 18.596′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on St. Francis Street just west of Marine Street, on the right when traveling
Four Centuries---Five Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2017
2. Four Centuries---Five Flags Marker
Note the flagpoles above the marker are not flying any flags on this particular day.
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west. Marker is on entrance pillar of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 St Francis Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Barracks (here, next to this marker); Saint Augustine’s Oldest House (a few steps from this marker); La Florida’s El Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Tovar House (a few steps from this marker); González-Alvarez House (a few steps from this marker); Gonzalez-Alvarez House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); State Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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