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

St. Johns Railway

 
 
St. Johns Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 19, 2014
1. St. Johns Railway Marker
Inscription.  
This highway follows closely the route of the old St. Johns Railway between Tocoi Landing on the St. Johns River and St. Augustine. Chartered in 1858, it was the first railroad to serve the city. Steam power was temporarily used on the line in the late 1860’s, but later abandoned for mule teams. In 1878, steam engines were permanently installed. The Florida East Coast Railway acquired the road in 1888, and continued its operation until 1894.
 
Erected 1957 by The Florida East Coast Railway, Saint Augustine Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Florida East Coast Railroad and Hotels, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series lists.
 
Location. 29° 53.258′ N, 81° 21.235′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on West King Street (County Road 214) east of North Holmes Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. 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
St. Johns Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 19, 2014
2. St. Johns Railway Marker
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Memorial University (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Native Son Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); 1074 West King Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Augustine Colored Elementary School #36 (approx. 0.9 miles away); 650 Julia Street (approx. 1.1 miles away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. 1.1 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Florida Memorial University, which also has a Marker.
 
St. Johns Railway Company train image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, circa 1880
3. St. Johns Railway Company train
http://floridamemory.com/items/show/24483
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3. submitted on May 20, 2014. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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