Historic Markers Across Florida

Picolata "Pass Of The Salamatoto River"

Marker ID: FLHM F-86
Location: S.R. 13 & S.R.208 (Picolata Road)
County: St. Johns
Coordinates: N 29° 54.896    W 081° 35.579
  29.91493333    -81.59298333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Here where the St. Johns River narrows, was a natural crossing used by Indians, and later by the Spaniards, in pushing west. A Spanish fort, built in 1700, protected the crossing and trail that led to Apalache, near Tallahassee. From 1836 to 1870, a stage line, connecting with river steamers, ran from this point to St. Augustine.

Sponsors: in cooperation with St. Johns County Historical Commission


City: Picolata, FL