Central address: 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Time Zone: America/New_York
Latitude: 29° 53' 52.3032'' N
Longitude: 81° 18' 41.4684'' W
The latitude of Castillo De San Marcos is 29.897862, and the longitude is -81.311519. Castillo De San Marcos is located in St. Augustine, United States with the gps coordinates of 29° 53' 52.3032'' N and 81° 18' 41.4684'' W. The category of Castillo De San Marcos are Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues.
The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Located on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in the city of St. Augustine, Florida, the fort was designed by the Spanish engineer Ignacio Daza. Construction began in 1672, 107 years after the city's founding by Spanish Admiral and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, when Florida was part of the Spanish Empire. The fort's construction was ordered by Governor Francisco de la Guerra y de la Vega after the destructive raid by the English privateer Robert Searles in 1668. Work proceeded under the administration of Guerra's successor, Manuel de Cendoya in 1671, and the first coquina stones were laid in 1672. The construction of the core of the current fortress was completed in 1695, though it would undergo many alterations and renovations over the centuries.
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|Elevation||2.135||DMS Lat||29° 53' 52.3032'' N|
|DMS Lng||81° 18' 41.4684'' W||GeoHASH||djq4jdwz8m2vz|
|UTM Zone||17R||UTM Easting||469923.821482374|
|UTM Northing||3307508.25628415||Time Zone||America/New_York|
|Country||United States||State||Florida (FL)|