Presidio San Agust?n del Tucson

Presidio San Agust?n del Tucson (HM11CR)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.446', W 110° 58.552'

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For about 80 years, the adobe walls of the Tucson Presidio protected the residents of the area from attacks by Apache groups, who opposed Spanish and Mexican peoples and their native allies beginning in the 1600s. The Spanish military designated the site in 1775 on the location of a prehistoric native village site. The fort housed 100 soldiers at its height, and 300 civilians lived in the area, with several hundred O'odham and Aravaipa Apache allies in the vicinity. The main gate for the fort was located south of here at Alameda Street. The interior walls were lined with residences, stables, a blacksmith shop, and warehouses. The walls of the fort dismantled after abandonment by Mexican forces in 1856 and were mostly gone by 1862. The last visible wall segment was photographed in 1915, and taken down soon after that. Remnants of the wall foundations are still preserved beneath the lawns, streets, and buildings of downtown Tucson. The reconstructed northeast corner of the Presidio in on the southwest corner of Washington Street and Church Avenue.
HM NumberHM11CR
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Tucson Presidio Trust and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502273 N 3565276
Decimal Degrees32.22410000, -110.97586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.446', W 110° 58.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 26.76" N, 110° 58' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 W Pso Redondo, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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