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

St. Augustine's Bastion

Baluarte de San Agustin

 
 
St. Augustine's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. St. Augustine's Bastion Marker
Inscription. This bastion was named after the patron saint of the city. St. Augustine was established in 1565, 42 years before the English settled Jamestown - 55 years before the Pilgrims stepped onto Plymouth Rock. It grew from 800 people in 1565 to 3,000 in 1763, the end of the first Spanish occupation.
 
Location. 29° 53.859′ N, 81° 18.674′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. 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. Pirate Attacks (a few steps from this marker); Firing Steps (a few steps from this marker); Matanzas Bay (a few steps from this marker); La Necesaria (a few steps from this marker); Sentry Box (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramp (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
St. Augustine's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. St. Augustine's Bastion Marker
 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Spanish 16-pdr Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Spanish 16-pdr Cannon
One of the cannons in the bastion was originally cast in Barcelona, Spain in 1743. American forces captured the gun at the surrender of Vera Cruz, Mexico, March 29, 1847.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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