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

Florida

The Sunshine State

 
 
Florida Marker After Refurbishing image. Click for full size.
By Tim Walleker, September 19, 2008
1. Florida Marker After Refurbishing
Inscription. Colonized by Spaniards, 1539 • Site of first settlement in U.S., 1565 • Acquired by U.S. from Spain, 1819 • Admitted as 27th state, 1845 • Now nation's fastest growing state • 1963 population 5,639,900 • State song ~ "Old Folks at Home" • State Bird ~ Mockingbird • State tree ~ Sabal Palm • One of the world's great resort areas • 30,000 named lakes • 600 varieties of fish • Over 1,000 miles of sandy beaches • Site of famed Cape Kennedy moonport • Boasts versatile and expanding economy based on its factories, forests, farms, and mines • Manufacturing employment has doubled in last 10 years.
 
Location. 29° 53.532′ N, 81° 18.688′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Charlotte Street, on the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nuestra Seρora de los Remedios ( a few steps from this marker); Public Market Place ( within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument ( within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Ponce De Leon
Surrounding area of Florida marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Walleker, September 19, 2008
2. Surrounding area of Florida marker
( within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Market ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); Cast Iron Gun ( within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Florida Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2008, by David Anderson of Middletown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,791 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Tim Walleker of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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