St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Johns Railway
This highway follows closely the route of the old St. Johns Railway between Tocoi Landing on the St. Johns River and St. Augustine. Chartered in 1858, it was the first railroad to serve the city. Steam power was temporarily used on the line in the late 1860’s, but later abandoned for mule teams. In 1878, steam engines were permanently installed. The Florida East Coast Railway acquired the road in 1888, and continued its operation until 1894.
Erected 1957 by The Florida East Coast Railway, Saint Augustine Historical Society.
Location. 29° 53.258′ N, 81° 21.235′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on West King Street (County Road 214) east of North Holmes Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Memorial University (within shouting distance of this marker); 1074 W King Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 0.8 miles away); 650 Julia Street (approx. 1.1 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery 570 Christopher Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20 (approx. 1.2 miles away); 8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Florida Memorial University, which also has a Marker.
Also see . . . Saint Johns Railway. Florida Historical Society (Submitted on May 23, 2014.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 3. submitted on May 20, 2014. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.