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San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Castillo de San Joaquin

 
 
Castillo de San Joaquin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
1. Castillo de San Joaquin Marker
Inscription. The first ship to enter San Francisco Bay, the San Carlos (Captain Ayala), dropped anchor off this point August 5, 1775. Lieutenant-Colonel Don Juan Bautista de Anza planted the cross on Cantil Blanco (White Cliff) March 28, 1776. The first fortification, Castillo de San Joaquín, was completed December 8, 1794 by José Joaquín de Arrillaga, sixth Governor of California. In 1853 United States Army engineers cut down the cliff and built Fort Point, renamed Fort Winfield Scott in 1882. This fort, a partial replica of Fort Sumter, is the only brick fort west of the Mississippi, its seawall has stood undamaged for over a hundred years.
 
Erected 1955 by San Francisco Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.625′ N, 122° 28.595′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the southwest corner of the Fort Wall. Fort Point in under the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Castillo de San Joaquin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. Castillo de San Joaquin Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defending the Golden Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Point Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men of Vision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Regarding Castillo de San Joaquin. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.82)

Also see: Fort Point marker
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Military Museum Fort Point. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Fort Point National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable Places
 
Southern Wall of Fort Point image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
3. Southern Wall of Fort Point
Marker is located on the corner of the building behind the trolley car.
Within the Walls image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
4. Within the Walls
The Brick Construction image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
5. The Brick Construction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,686 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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