Historic Markers Across Florida

Jean Ribaut and the Huguenots

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Location: on Ft George Rd at Florida A1A
County: Duval
Coordinates: N 30° 24.168    W 081° 25.936
  30.4028    -81.43226666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5KTC


Jean Ribaut and a party of the Huguenots landed the morning of May 1, 1562 on this island. Here they knelt in prayer, beseeching God´s guidance and commending the natives to his care. This was the first Protestant prayer in North America.

Erected by the Jacksonville Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, March 11, 1936.


City: Fort George Island, FL