Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument (HMI4E)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32080 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.888', W 81° 14.091'

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The Spanish built Fort Matanzas in 1740-42 to control Matanzas inlet, the "back door" to St. Augustine.

Much earlier, in 1565, Spain had bloodily crushed here a French challenge to her control of Florida by killing the remnants of a French colony from Fort Caroline, 40 miles to the north.

Fort Matanzas became a National Monument in 1924, preserving this unique specimen of a vanished style of military architecture and engineering.
HM NumberHMI4E
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 477284 N 3287206
Decimal Degrees29.71480000, -81.23485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.888', W 81° 14.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 53.28" N, 81° 14' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8585 A1A S, St Augustine FL 32080, US
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