Starke in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Assault On Fort Mose (1740)
Walk Through Time
— Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park —
When the British invaded Florida in the late spring of 1740, the fort was abandoned and the settlers were withdrawn to the protection of St. Augustine.
On June 26, 1740, an assault force that included a company of black (Spanish) militia commanded by Francisco Menendez, a very prominent local black leader and citizen, attacked the British at Fort Mose, forcing their withdrawal from Florida.
A Florida National Guard Heritage Series painting by Jackson Walker
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1740.
Location. 29° 58.761′ N, 81° 59.074′ W. Marker is in Starke, Florida, in Clay County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Florida Route Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5629 FL-16 W, Starke FL 32091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women For Freedom And Liberty (here, next to this marker); World War I (1914-1918) (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War (1776-1783) (here, next to this marker); First Muster At St. Augustine (1565) (here, next to this marker); Civil War (1861-1865) (a few steps from this marker); World War II (1941-1945) (a few steps from this marker); Military Service Of Black Floridians 1565-1997 (a few steps from this marker); Medal Of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starke.
Also see . . . Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park. (Submitted on August 4, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.