Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort San Carlos
Erected 1976 by General Duncan Lamont Clinch
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1817.
Location. 30° 41.335′ N, 81° 27.376′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Estrada Street and White Street, on the right when traveling south on Estrada Street. This historical marker is located at the northeastern end of Amelia Island in Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park, which is situated along the Amelia River, near the confluence of the Amelia River with the St. Marys River. It is in this area that the St. Marys River marks Florida's northern boarder with Georgia. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The UNESCO Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipwreck, Slavery and Survival (within shouting distance of this marker); 6-Pound Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Clinch Military Road (within shouting distance Old Town (approx. ¼ mile away); McClure's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
More about this marker. It would seem that the Fort San Carlos area is an important part of Amelia Island's rich and storied past. One of it's more unusual claims to fame is that there has been eight different flags hoisted above the Fort San Carlos area, more, it is alleged, than any other location in the United States of America.
The eight different flags that have flown above Amelia’s shores are: French from 1562-1565; Spanish 1565-1763; British 1763-1783; Spanish (again) 1783-1821 with 3 interruptions — Patriots 1812, Green Cross of Florida 1817, Mexican Rebel Flag 1817; United States of America 1821 to present with one interruption — the Confederate Flag, 1862
Also see . . . Fernandina Beach FL. This link provides historical information on Fernandina Beach, Florida, and discusses briefly the Fort San Carlos. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,487 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.