August 20th Park

August 20th Park (HMHJW)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
Buy Arizona State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 32° 13.274', W 110° 58.353'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
This park is a memorial to the founding of Tucson. On August 20, 1775, Lt. Col. Don Hugo Oconor, Commandant Inspector of the Frontier Provinces of New Spain, in the company of Fr. Francisco Garces and Lt. Juan Carmona officially established the location of a Spanish Presidio on the site of a very old Indian village. As part of a reorganized frontier defense plan, he ordered the transfer of the Spanish garrison from Tubac to the new presidio, San Agustin del Tucson - the northernmost outpost of Spain in Arizona.

Spanish translation:
Parque 20 de Agosto
Este parque conmemora la fundaci?n del Tucs?n. El 20 de agosto, 1775, el teniente coronel don Hugo Oconor, comandante-inspector de las Provincias Internas de la Nueva Espa?a, acompa?ado por fray Francisco Garc y el teniente Juan Carmona se?al? formalmente este sitio de un antiguimo pueblo ind?gena para un presidio espa?ol. De acuerdo con su plan de reorganizer la defensa fronteriza, orden? el traslado de la compa?ia de Tubac al nuevo presidio, San Agust?n del Tucs?n - ultimo punto al norte de Espa?a en Arizona.
Placed ByTucson – Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:32pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502586 N 3564958
Decimal Degrees32.22123333, -110.97255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.274', W 110° 58.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 16.44" N, 110° 58' 21.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72-198 W Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85701, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
La Catedral de San Agustin
0.02 miles
Convent Street
0.02 miles
Plaza de la Mesilla
0.05 miles
Charles O. Brown House
0.05 miles
Jackson Street
0.07 miles
Fox Tucson Theatre
0.07 miles
Garc Footbridge
0.07 miles
Meyer Street
0.08 miles
Congress Street
0.08 miles
Ochoa Street
0.1 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?