Safety Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission
Later, during Rogel's absence, the Indians massacred all but three soldiers, and these were killed when Rogel's ship appeared in the bay. The Mission was abandoned in 1568.
January 14, 1961
Erected 1961 by Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Location. 28° 0.605′ N, 82° 40.788′ W. Marker is in Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from Phillipe Park Drive east of Philippe Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Philippe Park, a Pinellas County park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor FL 34695, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Safety Harbor Site (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philippe Park Odet Philippe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Espiritu Santo Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Safety Harbor Historical Site: Tucker Mansion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Espiritu Santo Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); “The Baranoff Oak” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Endangered (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safety Harbor.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the logo of the Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Regarding Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission. "Bahia Espiritu Santo" was the original name given to Tampa Bay by Spanish explorers.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.