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Building Name

Nombre de Dios


Mission Nombre De Dios Marker, St Augustine, FL.

This marker is located in San Marcos Avenue on the grounds of Prince of Peace Church, in St Augustine.

The marker reads as :

" 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."

Sponsors: St. Johns County Historical Commission in co-operation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1963.

Latitude, Longitude

29.90522222, -81.31788333

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Mission Nombre De Dios Marker; Mission Nombre De Dios; Nombre De Dios - Name of God; Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales; Catholic; St Johns County (Fl.); St Augustine (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- St Augustine.


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