Tristan de Luna y Arellano

Tristan de Luna y Arellano (HM2IT1)

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N 30° 40.949', W 88° 0.908'

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Spanish conquistador who in the summer of 1559 led a large fleet to the northern Gulf Coast in the earliest grand attempt to colonize the area for Spain. He sailed into Mobile Bay in August 1559 with 11 ships, more than 500 soldiers, 1000 men, women, and servants with provisions.

Settling on Pensacola Bay, Luna divided his forces to move inland and by the way of the Mobile and Alabama Rivers into what is today south Alabama. Due to a hurricane, misfortune, and famine the colonization effort failed.

Tristan de Luna y Arellano died in Mexico.

Sponsored by the Tristan de Luna Chapter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution and dedicated on its 75th
anniversary, May 11, 2019
HM NumberHM2IT1
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2019
Placed ByTristan de Luna Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 402767 N 3394853
Decimal Degrees30.68248333, -88.01513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.949', W 88° 0.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 56.94" N, 88° 0' 54.48" W
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