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

Sentry Box

Garita

 
 
Sentry Box Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Sentry Box Marker
Inscription. It enabled the sentry to watch outside the fort to the front and sides, and sheltered him from weather and enemy fire. These turrets were red against the white walls of the fort. You can help save the remaining red plaster by not touching it.
 
Location. 29° 53.85′ N, 81° 18.665′ 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. St. Augustine's Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Pirate Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Firing Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Matanzas Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); La Necesaria (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.
Sentry Box and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Sentry Box and Marker
(Submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Sentry Box image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Sentry Box
 
 
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 339 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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