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

The Old Senator

 
 
The Old Senator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 8, 2018
1. The Old Senator Marker
Inscription.  This magnificent LIVE OAK is one of the most remarkable trees in North America, reputed to be well over 600 years old, and thus surviving as though silent witness to that dramatic moment in 1513 when Juan Ponce de Leon finally discovered Saint Augustine's famed Fountain of Youth, a mere 600 feet from this very spot.
 
Erected by Mohini Hospitality LLC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 54.366′ N, 81° 19.057′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from San Marco Avenue (U.S. 1) just south of Ballard Avenue. Located in the parking lot of Howard Johnson Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 San Marco Avenue, 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. Pedro Menéndez de Aviles (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Spanish Muster Site in Florida (about 600 feet away); Spanish Bayonet
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(about 600 feet away); Spanish Cannon (about 600 feet away); Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (about 600 feet away); The 1910 Mary Peck House (about 700 feet away); Mission Nombre de Dios (about 700 feet away); 1565 Menendez (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
The Old Senator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 8, 2018
2. The Old Senator
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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