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Name Fort San Carlos

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Image of Notes from thesis of Helen Pink on Nassau County (Gainesville, Fla.) - Manuscript

Notes from thesis of Helen Pink on Nassau County (Gainesville, Fla.) - Manuscript

Notes for a history thesis tracing the history of Amelia Island.

Image of Rotary speaker suggests oldest city claims for Fernandina - Newspaper

Rotary speaker suggests oldest city claims for Fernandina - Newspaper

Photocopy of a newspaper article published in the Florida-Georgia News on Nov.10,1989 titled: Rotary speaker suggests oldest city claims for Fernandina Assertions based upon data found relative to early establishment of Fort San Carlos in Old Town. Speaker was Mrs. Maria Copella Dollheimer

Image of The Plaza Lot, Old Town, Fernandina, Amelia Island, Florida - Manuscript

The Plaza Lot, Old Town, Fernandina, Amelia Island, Florida - Manuscript

A two page historical resume prepared by Ripley P. Bullen, Florida State Museum. Describes all probable occupants of the Plaza Lot in Old Town since around 1500 B. C. until the Spanish American War.

Image of Map of Old Town Fernandina dated 1811 - Map

Map of Old Town Fernandina dated 1811 - Map

One of several maps of Old Town Fernandina. Dated 1811, the original is in the National Archives. Far left street is Paseo (or walk) of the Damas (now Ladies Street). Far right is street of the Gardens. Others are named for Spanish East Florida Governor Enrique White (1796-1811) and for Juan de Estrada (1811-1812 and 1815-1816). Open space at bottom of map is site of Fort San Carlos which was completed in 1816. The home of Charles Seton was once on Lot 7, Block 5.

Image of Notes on the Acosta family by Jane Wood Comer - Manuscript

Notes on the Acosta family by Jane Wood Comer - Manuscript

Acostas were early settlers of Old Town (in early 1800's). Domingo Pedro de los Santos Acosta grew in in St. Augustine, received Spanish Land Grant and built a general store in Old Town (at corner of White and Estrada Streets). He later married Jane Alberti (his deceased uncle's wife). Domingo also served as town clerk and was later appointed first postmaster. Yellow fever killed his first wife so he married Jane Pecci.

Image of History of the halfshell.......Ft. San Carlos - Newspaper

History of the halfshell.......Ft. San Carlos - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping from News-Leader 04/02/1970. Written by Elaine Steere. Sketched by Mike Thweatt. Discusses history of Ft. San Carlos which was preceded by Fort Fernando (during first Spanish period). Also living in the area now known as the Plaza Lot in Old Town were Yamasee Indians (according to reports by Jonathan Dicknson in 1696). After construction of Fort Clinch, Ft. San Carlos used as Federal Customes house until coming of the railroad.

Image of Recollections - Manuscript

Recollections - Manuscript

Handwritten recollections (possibly by Nancy Seibert) a. The Jetties (from Monthly Bulletin, Port of Fernandina for month of March 1902) describes dredging and construction of jetties in 1900. Allowed vessels with 26' draft to enter channel. Firm of Christie, Lowe & Heyworth used. Also dredge from Bath ME. b. The Mansion Hotel--Broome St. Opened in 1871. 1883 saw complete renovation. 50 elegantly appoint sleeping apartments. Destroyed by fire many years ago and lot was vacant until 19--when Mr. John Ferreira purchased half of the land and built a home for his family. Another hotel was the Virginia House, Fernandina, Florida, October 1st, 1868, with John M. Payne, proprietor. c. J. W. Lath

Image of Historical Tour--Amelia Island - Manuscript

Historical Tour--Amelia Island - Manuscript

Historical tour of Amelia Island. Sponsored by Duncan L. Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island. Bus tour. Stops: Amelia Island Light House Ft. Clinch State Park Site of Reads Mills Site of old Fort San Carlos Site of Pilot's Tower Ladies Street Bosque Bello Cemetery McClure's Hill Container Corporation of America Site of Father Divine's "First Heaven" Church of Good Shepherd Methodist Church First Presbyterian Church First Baptist Church Davis House (Lesesne) U. S. Post Office St. Michael's Catholic Church Site of Yulee home Palace Bar Waterfront Atlantic Avenue (Centre Street) buildings Site of Egmont Hotel No charge for tour but contributions appreciated.

Image of Fernandina 1811-1821 - Map

Fernandina 1811-1821 - Map

A map of Fernandina dated 1811-1821 hand drawn by an unknown person showing Fort San Carlos with gun placements and what types of canon: 4 long 16 lbs, 5 - 4 lbs, 1 - 6 lbs. This map shows where the Comandante and the Governor are located. The drawing also shows the Main Gate, picket lines and other canon displacements. This map was likely drawn for military purposes.Scale: 1"= 50 Varas, 1 Vara = 2.84 Meters)

Image of Fernandina from 1811-1821 - Map

Fernandina from 1811-1821 - Map

Map of Old Town Fernandina from 1811 until 1821. Egans Creek borders on the North and Amelia River on the West. Fort San Carlos included.

Image of Amelia Island and Fort Clinch leaflet - Leaflet

Amelia Island and Fort Clinch leaflet - Leaflet

Leaflet entitled: "Amelia Island and Fort Clinch Fort Clinch State Park" The leaflet provides short synopses on the French, Spanish, English, and American occupations of Amelia Island, as well as the Patriot War, MacGregor's invasion, and the history of Fort Clinch. A schematic map of Fort Clinch is printed on one side of the leaflet.

Image of Business card for E. J. Acosta, son of Domingo Acosta -- owner of general store and Post Office in Old Town prior to evacuation in 1861 - Card, Business

Business card for E. J. Acosta, son of Domingo Acosta -- owner of general store and Post Office in Old Town prior to evacuation in 1861 - Card, Business

Copy of Business Card: E. J. ACOSTA ---- Dealer In ---- Fancy & Staple Dry Goods, Hats, Shoes, Hardware, Drubs, Segars [sic], Tobacco, Wines and Liquors. Groceries of All Kinds. FERNANDINA, FLA. Caption provided: Business card of Eustace John Acosta, son of Domingo Acosta, who did business out of his father's general store in Old Town prior to his evacuation before the War Between the States in 1861, when he moved his family to Blackshear, Ga. (From the Col. E. D. Tracy collection belonging to Mrs. Vern Pickren of Folkston, Ga.)

Image of Fernandina From 1811 to 1921 - Manuscript

Fernandina From 1811 to 1921 - Manuscript

Research conducted by Mr. Wolff, Fernandina, in an effort to reconstruct the original Spanish town of Fernandina. This document contains information translated from Spanish Land Grants housed in the Field notes Division of the Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee, FL. Much of the included information relates to property ownership and land usage or building construction. Extract from the Spanish Governor's Order re zone Fernandina of May 10, 1811. Includes grantees of lots andhalf lots in Old Town.

Image of The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The first 40 pages of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. These first pages cover the history of Fernandina from 1564 to 1817.

Image of Pages 41-90 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 41-90 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 41-90 of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Pages 41-63 cover the history of Fernandina from 1817-1937. Pages 64-85 cover various "Points of Interest" on Amelia Island, while pages 86-90 provide a description of an Amelia Island Tour: Fernandina -- Amelia City -- Amelia Island Beach -- 7.5 m. State Road 13, Amelia City Road.

Image of Pages 91-126 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 91-126 of Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

Pages 91-126 of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Two additional pages include "Acknowledgement", and publishing/printing criteria. Finally two smaller pieces of paper were included and found between pages 97 and 98. One sheet (5.75"x8.25") appears to have accompanied a picture of Princess Amelia that was to be included in the guide. The second sheet (8"x2.75") contains two corrections that need to be made on pages 96 and 97. Pages 91-91 complete the " Tour of Amelia Island"; pages 93-97 Cov

Image of Plaza San Carlos Historical Marker Unveiled - Clipping, Newspaper

Plaza San Carlos Historical Marker Unveiled - Clipping, Newspaper

Plaza San Carlos Historical Marker Unveiled Times-Union photo by Susan Greig General Duncan lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island Estrada and White Streets Plaza dates to 2000- 1000 B.C. Indian campsite Fort San Carlos Spanish occupation of 1816 Miss Dena Snodgrass, former president of Florida Historical Society Mrs. Fletcher Shurley, president of Amelia Island Society

Image of Cannonball - Cannonball

Cannonball - Cannonball

A Spanish cast-iron cannonball, weighing 15.46 pounds and 4.71 inches in diameter. The donors, Philip and Janet Dignan, 718 Amelia Circle, Fernandina Beach, found the rusting projectile in their backyard. Hal Belcher researched the cannonball for the Museum and determined that the cannonball's trajectory started at Fort San Carlos, flew over McClure's Hill and landed on Lot 5 of Highland Oaks Subdivision in the Dignan's backyard. It is conjectured that the cannonball could have been fired by Jared Irwin in September, 1817.

Image of Artifacts Found on Amelia Island and Nearby. - Artifacts

Artifacts Found on Amelia Island and Nearby. - Artifacts

Approximately 20 small envelopes (plus assorted desid.) containing numerous artifatcs discovered by Gene Lasserre and family/friends in early 1970 at various locations on Amelia Island and nearby. Locations include: Historic Fernandina Old Town Fort San Carlos South End Mission Fort Fisher Piney Island The artifacts include bullets, toys, a watch, pins, coins, and various other items. Some are unidentifiable. See also record 2015.053.041 for pictures of family and friends engaged in the exploration/digs.

Image of The Green Cross of Florida Flag - Flag

The Green Cross of Florida Flag - Flag

An older reproduction of the Florida Green Cross flag of Gregor McGregor. The original was displayed on June 29th, 1817, by McGregor, who with a party of 55 musketeers took the Fort San Carlos on Amelia Island with no shots being fired.