Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson
Erected 2011 by the Tucson Presidio Trust and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias.
Location. 32° 13.446′ N, 110° 58.552′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansions of Main Avenue (a few steps from this marker); N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (a few steps from this marker); Presidio Wall (a few steps from this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonardo Romero House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meyer Street (about 400 feet away); Main Gate (about 400 feet away); Edward Nye Fish House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Presidio San Agustín del Tucson. Regarding Presidio San Agustin del Tucson.
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson is #1 on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour.
The description reads:
“On August 20th, 1775, Lt. Col. Hugo O’Conor, an Irishman serving in the Spanish Army, founded a fort in what is now downtown Tucson. With the exception of a small Spanish chapel across the Santa Cruz River at the foot of “A” Mountain, this was the first European structure in Tucson. By
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Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.