Castillo de San Marcos National Monument


Cas·til·lo de San Mar·cos National Monument

geographical name \ka-ˈstē-yō-də-san-ˈmär-(ˌ)kōs\

Definition of CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS NATIONAL MONUMENT

historic site NE Florida containing a Spanish fort

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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Historic site, northeastern Florida, U.S. Established in 1924, it is the 25-acre (10-hectare) site of the oldest masonry fort in the U.S., built by the Spanish (1672–95) to protect St. Augustine. The fort played an important role in the Spanish-English struggle for the Southeast (c. 1670–1763). In the 19th century it served as a U.S. military prison.

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