Mission Nombre de Dios

Mission Nombre de Dios (HMW1A)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.257', W 81° 19.041'

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On this site, September 8, 1565, Pedro Men?ndez de Avil landed with a band of settlers to found St. Augustine, first permanent Christian settlement in the United States. Father Francisco L?pez de Mendoza Grajales, Spanish diocesan Priest, offered here the first Mass in the Nation's first parish. The Spanish pioneers named this landing site Nombre de Dios - Name of God - and founded here the first Mission in the United States.
HM NumberHMW1A
Marker NumberF-111
Year Placed1963
Placed BySt. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469362 N 3308221
Decimal Degrees29.90428333, -81.31735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.257', W 81° 19.041'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 15.42" N, 81° 19' 2.46" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103-121 US-1 BUS, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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