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Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles

 
 
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 26, 2013
1. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Marker
Inscription.  
September 1565
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles
Founder of St. Augustine
and
Adelantado of the Floridas
under Phillip II of Spain
voyaged up this river
seeking a waterway to Mexico

 
Erected 1931 by Jacksonville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1565.
 
Location. 30° 18.689′ N, 81° 40.731′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Avenue (State Road 211) and Memorial Park Drive, on the right when traveling east on Riverside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of the Allman Brothers Band (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Line of Intrenchments (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic King's Road British East Florida (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jessie Ball DuPont Park (approx.
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Marker at entrance to Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 26, 2013
2. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Marker at entrance to Memorial Park
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1.3 miles away); Sinking of the Maple Leaf (approx. 1.4 miles away); James Weldon Johnson (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Rosamond Johnson (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022