King's Road

King's Road (HMW3F)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32095 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.797', W 81° 23.482'

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The British laid the original route for King's Road between 1772 and 1775 in an effort to encourage settlement into this area. Extending from St. Mary's, Georgia to Andrew Turnbull's Minorcan colony at New Smyrna, King's Road intersects Palencia Club Drive at this point. The initial construction of King's Road included bridges for crossing creeks & wetlands. When the American colonies declared independence from England in 1776, nearly 7,000 Loyalists used this route to seek asylum in Florida, which remained loyal to the British Crown. When the British left Florida as part of the 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, maintenance of King's Road lagged until Florida became a U.S. territory in 1821. During the early 20th century, oyster shell was added to the road bed & some areas were paved with red brick. Portions of the original course of King's Road have been incorporated into modern trails and roads, particularly US 1, or are abandoned such as the portion visible here.
HM NumberHMW3F
Marker NumberF-591
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Marshall Creek Community Development District and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462258 N 3320321
Decimal Degrees30.01328333, -81.39136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.797', W 81° 23.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 47.82" N, 81° 23' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159 Palencia Village Dr, St Augustine FL 32095, US
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