Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Mission Of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale
In 1633, the province of Apalachee in Spanish Florida received its first full-time resident missionaries. The Franciscan Mission of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale which was located about one hundred yards north of this marker was one of the first missions with a resident priest to be established in the region after that date. Like other Spanish missions in Florida, this outpost of Spanish domination was designed to convert and "civilize" the Indians. It also served as a center for the civil and military authority of Spain on the frontier. Archeological investigations at the site in 1971 revealed the structural remains of the mission church and other buildings and a cemetery for the burial of Christians containing some 64 graves.
The mission of Patale evidently continued as an important segment of the mission system until its destruction in June, 1704. By that time, the colonial rivalry between Spain and England had become very keen. In 1703-1704, Colonel James Moore of South Carolina led an English expedition to destroy the Spanish Apalachee missions. On June 23, 1704, Patale was attacked and captured by the English who then used the mission as a base of operations. A counterattack
Erected 1973 by Fred O. Dickinson, Jr. In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-209.)
Location. 30° 28.001′ N, 84° 9.007′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is on Spanish Mission Court 0.2 miles north of Buck Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located on private property, inside a locked fence. Cannot view the reverse side of marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 Spanish Mission Court, Tallahassee FL 32317, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaires Historic District (approx. 2.7 miles away); The "Luraville Locomotive" (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Pisgah (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Florida (approx. 6 miles away); Goodwood Mansion (approx. 6.4 Goodwood (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Tallahassee Democrat (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Plantation Cemetery At Betton Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Also see . . . Tallahassee Magazine article about the brutal past of this Spanish Mission area. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 2. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.