The Rosario Defense Line

The Rosario Defense Line (HMVOV)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.799', W 81° 18.885'

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Presidio San Agust

The Rosario Defense Line
This earthen embankment re-creates a section of the defense wall that protected Spanish St. Augustine against attack in the 1700s. After crossing the natural moat on the outside of the wall formed by Maria S?nchez Creek (now filled), enemy soldiers faced a man-made barrier planted with sharp, dense yucca (Spanish bayonet) and prickly pear cactus. Removing soil from the creek bed to construct the earthwork deepened the moat, making the wall more challenging to scale.

Presidio San Agust?n
An elaborate system of fortifications and defense walls made colonial St. Augustine one of the most formidable Spanish military centers in the Western Hemisphere. Defense walls protected the town's three landward sides. Over time the walls' hieight, width, and construction materials changed. But some portion of the defense line stood guard for more than 130 years (1704-1836).
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469611 N 3307375
Decimal Degrees29.89665000, -81.31475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.799', W 81° 18.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 47.94" N, 81° 18' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17-23 Cordova St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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