MISSION NOMBRE DE DIOS
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N 29° 54.254 W 081° 19.039
17R E 469366 N 3308215
Quick Description: MEMORIAL MARKER - MISSION NOMBRE DE DIOS
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2006 11:17:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMVHA
On this site, September 8, 1565, Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed with a band of settlers to found St. Augustine, first permanent Christian settlement in the United States. Father Francisco Lopez 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.
Marker Number: F-111
County: St Johns
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: ST. JOHNS COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION IN COOPERATION WITH FLORIDA BOARD OF PARKS AND HISTORICAL MEMORIALS
Website: Not listed
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