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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Augustine's Bastion

Baluarte de San Agustin

 
 
St. Augustine's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. St. Augustine's Bastion Marker
Inscription.  This bastion was named after the patron saint of the city. St. Augustine was established in 1565, 42 years before the English settled Jamestown - 55 years before the Pilgrims stepped onto Plymouth Rock. It grew from 800 people in 1565 to 3,000 in 1763, the end of the first Spanish occupation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1565.
 
Location. 29° 53.859′ N, 81° 18.674′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. 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. The Cross of Burgundy: Symbol of Spain (here, next to this marker); Pirate Attacks (a few steps from this marker); Firing Steps (a few steps from this marker); Guarding the Back Door / Vigilando dos entradas (a few steps from this marker); Tidal Toilet / Limpiado por las mareas
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(a few steps from this marker); Fortress Facelift / Nuevo dueño, obras nuevas (a few steps from this marker); Matanzas Bay (a few steps from this marker); Sentry Box (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
St. Augustine's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. St. Augustine's Bastion Marker
Spanish 16-pounder Cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Spanish 16-pounder Cannon
One of the cannons in the bastion was originally cast in Barcelona, Spain in 1743. American forces captured the gun at the surrender of Veracruz, Mexico, March 29, 1847.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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