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

Fort Mose

Fort Mose Historic State Park

 
 
Fort Mose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, December 10, 2014
1. Fort Mose Marker
Inscription.  All that remains of Fort Mose is underground - on the island before you, and in the surrounding salt marsh.

Working together, archaeologists and historians have pieced together the story of Fort Mose using historic documents, maps, aerial photos, and excavation. They identified this island as site of the second fort (1752-1763), and believe the remains of the first fort (1738-1740) are currently underwater.

Evidence of Fort Mose is humble — bits and pieces of everyday life buried in just a few inches of brown soil. These fragile remains and a few colonial documents are the lone testaments to one of our country's most important historical sites.

Archaeologists revealed a thin layer of brown soil that contained evidence of Fort Mose (below the shell layer and above the golden soil).
 
Erected by Fort Mose Historic State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraForts and CastlesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location.
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29° 55.714′ N, 81° 19.381′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from Fort Mose Trail, 0.2 miles east of North Ponce De Leon Boulevard (U.S. 1) when traveling east. Marker located in Fort Mose Historic Historic State Park, at the east end of the park boardwalk, overlooking the Tolomato River wetlands and site of Fort Mose. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Fort Mose Trail, 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. Evacuation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Mose (about 700 feet away); Fort Mose II (about 700 feet away); Fort Mose Site (about 700 feet away); El Pueblo de Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (about 700 feet away); Fort Mose I (about 700 feet away); Escape & Flight (about 700 feet away); British Enslavement (about 700 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. Fort Mose Historic State Park
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mose Historic State Park. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Submitted on December 3, 2018.) 
 
Marker detail: Location of 1st and 2nd Fort Mose image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Location of 1st and 2nd Fort Mose
Marker detail: Artist's conception of Fort Muse in its heyday image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Artist's conception of Fort Muse in its heyday
Fort Mose was on dry land surrounded by agricultural fields. A rise in the sea’s level combined with recent human dredging have transformed the historic fields into the brackish marshes you see today.
Fort Mose Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, December 10, 2014
4. Fort Mose Marker (wide view)
Fort Mose Site (<i>view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, December 10, 2014
5. Fort Mose Site (view from marker)
Fort Mose Site (<i>boardwalk and marker visible in foreground</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, December 10, 2014
6. Fort Mose Site (boardwalk and marker visible in foreground)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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