St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta
The mission church was located near the center of La Punta, which consisted of dispersed farmsteads within a 30-acre area just south of the Rosario Line, one of the city's colonial defensive walls. Along with other mission communities that surrounded the city, La Punta formed part of St. Augustine's comprehensive defense-in-depth system.
This green space protects the resting place of more than 75 individuals, the majority of whom were buried below the church floor. The church was constructed of palm thatch and lumber, which deteriorated shortly after La Punta's abandonment circa 1755.
This area has been preserved by a perpetual Conservation Zone Easement formed under an agreement with the St. Augustine Archaeological Association, the owners of Bonita Bay and the City of St. Augustine.
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.008′ 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 walking distance of this marker. The Powder House Lot / St. Johns County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dade Pyramids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Dade and His Command Monuments (approx. 0.2 miles away); King's Bakery (approx. ¼ mile away); 94 South Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Francis Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tovar House (approx. 0.3 miles away); González-Alvarez House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.