Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission

Bahia Espiritu Santo Mission (HMVF4)

Location: Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Pinellas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 0.605', W 82° 40.788'

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???Menendez, Spanish Governor of Florida, after building fort at St. Augustine (1565) came to this site in 1567 and persuaded the Indian Chief Tocobago and his 1500 braves who lived here, to accept Christianity. Menendez erected a blockhouse for a Mission used by Jesuit Priest, Father Rogel, and 30 soldiers.

????Later, during Rogel's absence, the Indians massacred all but three soldiers, and these were killed when Rogel's ship appeared in the bay. The Mission was abandoned in 1568.

This commemorative plaque erected by Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
January 14, 1961
HM NumberHMVF4
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 334839 N 3099456
Decimal Degrees28.01008333, -82.67980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 0.605', W 82° 40.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 0' 36.30" N, 82° 40' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)727
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1766-2384 Philippe Park Dr, Safety Harbor FL 34695, US
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