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

Spanish Dragoon Barracks

 
 
Spanish Dragoon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Spanish Dragoon Barracks Marker
Inscription.  A first Spanish period two-story coquina, shingle roofed structure, 33' x 19', erected on the east side of this lot became the barracks for the Spanish dragoons in 1792. Each story had two rooms. One upper room contained a rack for 20 muskets and 40 pistols, another rack for saddles and bridles, a table and two benches. A detached kitchen, coquina curbed well, stable and privy were located adjacent to the barracks. In the yard, a cultivated vegetable garden, orange, lemon, and fig trees flourished. By 1822 the barracks had deteriorated and was razed.
 
Erected 1972 by St. Johns County Historical Commission and the Security Federal Savings & Loan Association in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-194.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 29° 53.651′ N, 81° 18.862′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Cordova Street and Cll Street, on the right when traveling north on Cordova Street.
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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. Grace United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Grace United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); The Minorcan Heritage (about 400 feet away); Sanchez House (about 500 feet away); Frederick Douglass (about 500 feet away); Sanchez-Burt House (about 500 feet away); Triay-Hall House (about 500 feet away); Peña-Peck House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Spanish Dragoon Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Spanish Dragoon Barracks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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