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Fort Caroline National Memorial


Fort Caroline 1, Jacksonville, Fl.

Fort Caroline was the first French colony in the present-day United States, located on the banks of the St. Johns River in what is now Jacksonville. This is the oldest fortified settlement in the present United States, This fort is older than St. Augustine, considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in America.

This fort was constructed by French Huguenot colonists in 1564. It was a massive triangular fort that intended to house at least 600 colonists. It was sacked by the Spanish troops in 1565. In 9151 the City of Jacksonville gave a track of land to be the site of Fort Caroline National Memorial, which is located on Fort Caroline Road in Jacksonville, Fl.

National Register of Historic Places #66000061

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30.38664722, -81.50027222

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Fort Caroline; Fort Caroline National Memorial; Forts; Duval County (Fl.); Jacksonville (Fl.); Forts -- Florida -- Jacksonville.; Images


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