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

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

 
 
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker
Inscription. This Spanish fort, begun in 1672, stood firm against English attacks and helped Spain to hold Florida for many years. During the American Revolution, it was a British stronghold. Later it became a battery in the U.S. coastal defense system.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service.
 
Location. 29° 53.798′ N, 81° 18.678′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Marion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sentry Box (about 300 feet away); Firing Steps (about 400 feet away); St. Augustine's Bastion (about 400 feet away); St. Peter's Bastion (about 400 feet away); Ramp (about 400 feet away); Pirate Attacks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Castillo de San Marcos by Markers
 
Also see . . .
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Marker
 Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Southwest Bastion of the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Southwest Bastion of the Castillo
Reconstructed Spanish Coat of Arms at Entrance to Fort image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
4. Reconstructed Spanish Coat of Arms at Entrance to Fort
Part of the Castillo's Large Collection of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
5. Part of the Castillo's Large Collection of Artillery
Most of these guns date from the Spanish colonial period or are Mexican War trophies.
Remains of the American Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
6. Remains of the American Battery
A hot shot furnace and several gun positions remain from the American 19th century battery built at the Castillo.
Original Coat of Arms for the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
7. Original Coat of Arms for the Castillo
Civil Engineering Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
8. Civil Engineering Landmark
The Castillo is registered as a national historic civil engineering landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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