St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
In order to modernize the fort's defensives, the east portion of the moat was filled in and modern artillery was installed.
The middle structure in the moat is a "Hot Shot Furnace," used for heating cannon balls to fire at wooden ships.
Ft. Marion remained an active military post until 1900.
Location. 29° 53.835′ N, 81° 18.652′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located outside the 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. Weapons of War / Artillería (here, next to this marker); Multi-Use Moat / ¿Un foso sin agua? (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Stronghold / Ciudadela española (within shouting distance of this marker); Sentry Box (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil (within shouting distance of this marker); Guarding the Back Door / Vigilando dos entradas (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortress Facelift / Nuevo dueño, obras nuevas (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 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 554 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on December 12, 2014.