Historical Markers in
St. Johns County, Florida

10 Hildreth Drive 102 M.L. King Avenue 1074 West King Street 111 Lincoln Street 112 M.L. King Avenue 113 DeHaven Street 120 DeHaven Street 1513 La Florida 156 M.L. King Avenue 1565 Menendez 160 M.L. King Avenue 1740 Siege 177 Twine Street 1770s British Anchor 17th & 18th Century Cannons / 17o y Cañones del 18o siglo 1872 North Privy 1872 South Privy 1886 Well 1888 Outdoor Kitchens 1902 Steam-Powered Tractor 222 Riberia Street 262 West King Street 30° 8' North Latitude 31 King Street 33 Bernard Street 4,000 BC 5480 Atlantic View 56 Park Place 57 Chapin Street 570 Christopher Street 64 Washington Street 650 Julia Street 76 Washington Street 79 Bridge Street 8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place 8 inch Columbiad 81 Bridge Street 84 Bridge Street 84 St. Benedict Street 94 South Street 96 Evergreen Avenue 97 M.L. King Avenue A Microcosm of Urban Archaeology in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida A National Cemetery System Acosta House Address by President Lincoln African Origins Alcazar Hotel / City Hall An Archaeological Discovery Ancient Civilization Uncovered! Anderson Cottage Andrew Young Crossing Archaeology at the 17th Century Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Leche Archaeology at the Nombre de Dios Mission — Nuestra Señora de La Leche Shrine Archaeology of the Menéndez Encampment Arriving in Style Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Avero House Balcón de los Reyes Beluthahatchee Black Catholic Heritage Bloody Mose British Colonial Hygiene British Enslavement British Military Headquarters 1767 British Quarters Cannon Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses Canova-Prince Murat House Casa Avero Casa de Nicolas de Ortega Casa Horruytiner Cast Iron Gun Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine Chain Gangs Chapel of St. Mark Chief Saturiwa Civil War Closing the Door / Protegiendo el acceso Cofradia Archaeological Site Common Anchor Constitution Monument Continuing Archaeology Coontie Copper Cauldron Coquina - Foundation of St. Augustine Coquina in These Walls Cordova Hotel/County Courthouse Covered Way Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil Dade Pyramids Davis Shores Deadly Crossfire / Fuego Cruzado Defense in Depth / Capas de defensas DeMesa - Sanchez House Derrick Ramsey Don Juan Ponce De Leon Don Pedro Menéndez de Aviles Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House Dr. Peck House El Pueblo de Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose Elk's Rest Engulfed in Flames / Devorada por las llamas Escape & Flight Espinosa-Sanchez House Evacuation Evergreen Cemetery Father Miguel O'Reilly House Father Pedro Camps Fernandez-Llambias House Firing Steps First Baptist Church of St. Augustine First Muster of Florida’s Militia First Muster of Militiamen in the Continental United States First Spanish Muster Site in Florida Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church Florida Florida East Coast Railway - General Office Buildings Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s Florida Memorial University Florida’s First Muster Site Former St. Johns County Jail Fort Marion Fort Matanzas National Monument Fort Mose Fort Mose I Fort Mose II Fort San Diego Fortress Facelift / Nuevo dueño, obras nuevas Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park Four Centuries----Five Flags Francis D. Ouimet Frederick Douglass Fuente de los Caños de San Francisco Fullerwood Park Historic District Garcia-Dummett House Gault Street General Biassou House Gonzalez-Alvarez House González-Alvarez House Government House and the Plaza Government House: Changing of the Guard Government House: Legacy of Authority Government House: National Significance Governor Grant's Plantations Grace United Methodist Church Guarding the Back Door / Vigilando dos entradas Haley's Court Sign Hastings Henry Flagler's "Winter Newport" Henry M. Flagler Historic Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche Hotel Alcazar Huguenot Cemetery Hurricane Matthew High Water Mark Indian Prisoners Invincible? / ¿Invencible? It Begins / Ya comienza Jail on Wheels John Henry “Pop” Lloyd Juan Ponce Juan Ponce de Leon Juan Ponce De Leon Juan Ponce De León Juan Ponce De León Juan Ponce De León King's Bakery King's Road Korean War La Florida's El Camino Real La Florida’s El Camino Real La Necesaria Last Slave Cabin Life in the Timucuan Village Lighthouse and Keepers House Lincolnville Historic District Lines of Defense Llambias House Los Floridanos Magnificence in Marble: David c.1963 Major Dade and His Command Monuments Marin House Markland Massacre by Menendez Massacre of the French Matanzas Bay Mexican War Middle Passage Mission Life in Nombre de Dios Mission Nombre de Dios Mission Nombre de Dios Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta Model Land Company National Register Historic District Monson Motel Steps Multi-Use Moat / ¿Un foso sin agua? Nelmar Terrace Historic District New Augustine Colored Elementary School #36 Nine Mile Road Nombre de Dios Mission Nombre de Dios Mission Northern Defense Lines Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Oglethorpe Battery Park Old Spanish Chimney and Well Old Spanish Quarries Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone Old Tom Morris Old World Showdown / Reyes y fe Oliveros House On With The Show Operation Enduring Freedom Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation New Dawn Orange Street School Our Lady of La Leche Our Native Son Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey Palm Valley Parade Field Structures Patriot Parade Field Pedro Menéndez de Aviles Peña-Peck House Persian Gulf War Picolata Pirate Attacks Plaza de la Constitución Plaza-Courtyard Ponce de Leon Hotel Prisoners of War in St. Augustine During the American Revolution Public Burying Ground Public Market Place Public Well Ramp Randolph Caldecott Reading the Cannon / Claves de cañones Record Building (Cordova Apartments) Remnant of Rodriguez Arsian House Reverend Goldie M. Eubanks Robert L. Ripley Rodriguez-Avero-Sanchez House Rodriquez-Avero-Sanchez House Rosario Redoubt Rustic Altar S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20 Safe Haven / Refugio seguro Saint Augustine Saint Augustine’s Oldest House Sanchez House Sanchez-Burt House Sanksville Cemetery Santo Domingo Redoubt Santo Domingo Redoubt Santo Domingo Redoubt Santo Domingo Redoubt Saving the Seawall / Salvando el malecón Second Seminole War Segui-Kirby Smith House Sentinels of the Coast Sentinels of the Spanish Coast Sentry Box Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Signal From Shore Sisters of St. Joseph - Florida Motherhouse Site of El Pozo Site of First Fort San Juan De Pinos Site of Fort Peyton Sixteen Jewish Clergy Sizzling Salvo / Al rojo vivo Slave Market Slaves No More Solana House Solla-Carcaba Cigar Factory Sons of St. Augustine Spanish Bayonet Spanish Cannon Spanish Colonial Hygiene Spanish Dragoon Barracks Spanish Mining of the Quarry Spanish Public Well Spanish Stronghold / Ciudadela española Spreading the Wealth Since 1900 St. Ambrose Parish St. Augustine Alligator Farm St. Augustine Beach Wade-Ins St. Augustine Civic Center St. Augustine Civic Center St. Augustine Confederate Memorial St. Augustine First World War Memorial St. Augustine Foot Soldiers St. Augustine National Cemetery St. Augustine on Anastasia Island St. Augustine Sea Wall St. Augustine's Bastion St. Charles Bastion St. Francis Barracks St. Francis Barracks St. Francis Barracks St. Johns County / New Switzerland Plantation St. Johns County Veterans Memorial St. Johns Railway St. Mary's Missionary Baptist St. Paul A.M.E. Church St. Paul's Bastion St. Peter's Bastion State Arsenal Surfside Dance Hall and Bathhouse Tabby / Coquina The 1870 Hildreth House The 1886 Old Drugstore The 1910 Mary Peck House The Alcazar Hotel The Boat Basin The Builders were Human The City Gate The Cross of Burgundy: Symbol of Spain The Cubo Line The Fountain of Youth The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge The Great Cross The Historic St. Augustine Seawall The Huguenot Cemetery The Last Slave Cabin The Matchlock Arquebus The Menéndez Settlement Field The Minorcan Heritage The Minorcan Heritage The Monson Motel The Old Senator The Old St. Johns County Jail The Oldest Presbyterian Church in Florida The Original Mission Church The Owl Totem from Hontoon Island The Plaza Building The Powder House Lot / St. Johns County The Rosario Defense Line The Salcedo House The San Agustín: St. Augustine’s Workboat The Segui-Kirby Smith House The St. Augustine Amphitheatre The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument The Timucuan Home The Town Wall The Villa Zorayda Today The Ximenez-Fatio House This Gate Opened in 1739 Tidal Toilet / Limpiado por las mareas Timucuan Style Dugout Canoe Tinajónes Tolomato Cemetery Tolomato Indian Village Tolomato Street Tovar House Treasury/Dr. Peck House Treaty of Moultrie Creek Treaty Park Triay-Hall House Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity Parish Church Twine Park U.S. Shot Furnace U.S.S. Constitution Cannons Under Continuous Attack / Bajo ataques continuos Up in Smoke Upham Winter Cottage Veterans Memorial VFW Memorial Vietnam War Vigia de San Carlos Vilano Beach Casino Villa Zorayda Villalonga House Viva Cuba! Walk to Freedom Wall of Defense / Una ciudad amurallada Warden Winter Home Water Power! Weapons of War / Artillería Weapons of War / Artillería Well William Bartram Scenic Highway William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram's Plantation William Wing Loring World War I World War II World War II World War II Memorial World War II Operation Pastorius / St. Johns County Xavier Lopez House Ximenez-Fatio House Zion Baptist Church Zora Neale Hurston "Fred Francis Took Baseball Out of the Sand Lots"
During World War II, the United States established many military bases in Florida, including the famous MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa. These bases played a crucial role in the war effort and helped to establish Florida as a major military state.
St. Johns County, located in northeastern Florida, has a rich history dating back to the 16th century. The area was first explored by European settlers in the 1560s, when Spanish conquistadors arrived in search of wealth and control. The Spanish established the settlement of St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, in 1565. St. Augustine became the capital of Spanish Florida and served as a vital military outpost, fortifying the Spanish presence in the region.

In the 18th century, the British gained control of St. Augustine and the surrounding area after defeating the Spanish in the French and Indian War. During this time, St. Johns County experienced significant growth, with an influx of British settlers and the establishment of plantations. However, the British rule was short-lived as Spain regained control of Florida following the American Revolution.

St. Johns County played a crucial role in the Civil War as it was one of the few Confederate-held areas in Florida. The county saw skirmishes and raids throughout the war, and the city of St. Augustine served as a Confederate blockade-running port. After the war, St. Johns County struggled with economic challenges, including the decline of the plantation system and the devastation caused by the war.

In the early 20th century, St. Johns County experienced a revival as tourism began to flourish. The pristine beaches and historical attractions of St. Augustine attracted visitors from around the country, bolstering the local economy. Today, St. Johns County continues to be a popular tourist destination and has experienced significant population growth. It remains a place where the past seamlessly blends with the present, offering a captivating glimpse into Florida's rich history.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of St. Johns County, Florida.

  • 1821 - St. Johns County is established as one of the two original counties in Florida.
  • 1823 - The county seat is established in the town of St. Augustine.
  • 1837 - A new courthouse is built in St. Augustine.
  • 1887 - Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway reaches St. Johns County, leading to significant growth in the area.
  • 1914 - The St. Augustine Alligator Farm, one of the oldest continuously operating zoological attractions in the United States, is established.
  • 1965 - St. Johns County Civil Rights demonstrations occur, leading to major changes in the area.
  • 1993 - The World Golf Village opens in St. Johns County, becoming a major attraction for golf enthusiasts.
  • 2005 - St. Johns County is ranked as the wealthiest county in Florida.
  • 2019 - St. Johns County becomes the fastest-growing county in Florida.