St. Joe Beach in Gulf County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Crèvecoeur Abandoned
(Rear): The French Colonial Council, with unanimous decision decided to burn Fort Crèvecoeur and abandon St. Joseph's Bay. On August 20, Spanish Captain, Joseph Primo De Rivera, reported to the Spanish Governorship, at St. Augustine, the French had retired from their invasion. Whereupon Rivera was ordered to command St. Joseph's Bay. By March 10, 1719, Don Gregorio de Salinas Varona had been transferred to the Spanish Governorship of St. Joseph's Bay.
Erected 1964 by Florida Board of Historic of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with the Gulf County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-115.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mexico Beach FL 32410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vamar (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Florida Constitution (approx. 9.6 miles away); Wewahitchka Centennial (approx. 17.6 miles away); Gulf County Old Courthouse (approx. 17.6 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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