New Switzerland Plantation
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member IceCreamMan
N 30° 04.533 W 081° 38.875
17R E 437556 N 3327333
A historical marker in Western St. Johns County
Waymark Code: WM2QTJ
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/09/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member StressMaster
Views: 55

Francis Phillip Fation, Sr. (1724 - 1811) a Swiss native, brought his family, slaves and personal posessions here shortly after Spain ceded Florida to Great Britain in 1763. After obtaining a crown grant of 10,000 acres in this area, Fatio imported materials from England and built a country estate where he lived the life of a frontier baron. The plantation buildings were destroyed during the East Florida patriot revolt in 1812.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1997

County: St Johns

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: St. Johns County Historical Commision

Website: Not listed

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