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Fort San Diego (Diego Plains)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 30° 09.792 W 081° 23.395
17R E 462454 N 3336933
Quick Description: In northern St. Johns County
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 6:55:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMDF6E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 8

Long Description:
In 1736 Diego de Espinosa owned a cattle ranch on Diego Plains, a flat, open area east of here. For protection against Indians, his house was surrounded by a 15-foot high palisade with two bastions at opposite corners. Manned later by Spanish soldiers, this post was known as Fort San Diego. On May 23, 1740, during the British expedition against St. Augustine, General James Oglethorpe's 400 man army captured the fort and its 50 defenders. The British added a ditch and breastwork, and used the fort to protect the St. Johns River~St. Augustine supply line. They evacuated the fort on July 25. By 1743 it lay in ruin.
Marker Number: F-216

Date: 1973

County: St Johns

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: St. Johns Historical Commission in cooperation with Department of State

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