St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Juan Ponce de Leon
1460 - 1521
— Touch St. Augustine Braille Trail —
Bronze statue of Ponce de Leon, who discovered Florida and landed near this spot in 1513. Dr. Andrew Anderson presented the sculpture to the city of St. Augustine in 1923. This is a replica of the statue located near the explorer’s grave in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sculptor: C. Bupert
Erected 2014 by St.Augustine Art Association. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration.
Location. 29° 53.557′ N, 81° 18.681′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlotte Street and Cathedral Place (Business U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north on Charlotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Juan Ponce De Leon (a few steps from this marker); Slave Market (a few steps from this marker); Public Market Place (a few steps from this marker); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument (within St. Augustine First World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
More about this marker. Braille markers with tactile graphics, developed by the Saint Augustine Art Association, are located by numerous public statues throughout historic, downtown Saint Augustine. These markers, along with the audio guide, form the TOUCH Saint Augustine “Braille Trail.”
Also see . . . TOUCH St. Augustine. Saint Augustine Art Association (Submitted on July 29, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.