St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Arriving in Style
At Tocoi, you boarded the St. Johns Railroad for a four hour ride in open rail cars pulled along a track by mules. The rail ran through mosquito filled hammocks enroute to St. Augustine.
Erected by Historic Tours of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 54.504′ N, 81° 19.164′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from San Marco Avenue (Florida Highway A1A) (Business U.S. 1) south of Dufferin Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the "History Walk" at the north end of the St. Augustine History Museum parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 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. Up in Smoke (here, next to this marker); Viva Cuba! (here, next On With The Show (a few steps from this marker); Henry Flagler's "Winter Newport" (a few steps from this marker); Walk to Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Slaves No More (a few steps from this marker); The 1870 Hildreth House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail on Wheels (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . The Original Mainline of the Florida East Coast Railway. This route's earliest antecedent was the Saint Johns Railway, chartered in 1858. This line ran between St. Augustine and a steamboat landing on the St. Johns River at Tocoi. Henry Flagler acquired it after his move into St. Augustine about 1885. (Submitted on May 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.