Historic Markers Across Florida

Revolutionary War Invasion of British East Florida

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Location: Centre Street near the old train depot in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.
County: Nassau
Coordinates: N 30° 40.276    W 081° 27.868
  30.67126666    -81.46446666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


In May 1777, Colonel Samuel Elbert´s Continentals landed on the North End of Amelia Island at Oldtown Bluff, approximately one mile north of Florida. A patrol engaged in a skirmish with British troops on the south end of the island. An officer, Lt. Robert Ward, was killed and two of his soldiers were wounded. In retaliation, Col. Elbert ordered houses burned and the destruction of all cattle.

Sponsored by: Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Anne White Stewart State Regent 1995-1997.


City: Fernandina Beach, FL