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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tristan de Luna y Arellano

1519–1573

 
 
Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, July 15, 2019
1. Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker
Inscription.  

Spanish conquistador who in the summer of 1559 led a large fleet to the northern Gulf Coast in the earliest grand attempt to colonize the area for Spain. He sailed into Mobile Bay in August 1559 with 11 ships, more than 500 soldiers, 1000 men, women, and servants with provisions.

Settling on Pensacola Bay, Luna divided his forces to move inland and by the way of the Mobile and Alabama Rivers into what is today south Alabama. Due to a hurricane, misfortune, and famine the colonization effort failed.

Tristan de Luna y Arellano died in Mexico.

Sponsored by the Tristan de Luna Chapter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution and dedicated on its 75th
anniversary, May 11, 2019

 
Erected 2019 by Tristan de Luna Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 30° 40.949′ N, 88° 
Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, July 15, 2019
2. Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker
A full view of the marker.
0.908′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Battleship Parkway (U.S. 98) 0.7 miles south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace O. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Submarine Lookout Memorial (about 300 feet away); "Take Her Down!" (about 300 feet away); United States Ship Alabama (BB-60) (about 300 feet away); B-52D "Stratofortress" (about 400 feet away); The Fallen Guardians Monument (about 500 feet away); The Five Crommelin Brothers of Alabama (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. ExplorationHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Irick, July 15, 2019
3. Tristan de Luna y Arellano Marker
The marker as seen from a distance, with the Battleship Alabama in the background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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