Historic Markers Across Florida

Old Spanish Quarries

Marker ID: FLHM F-229
Location: Anastasia Island State Recreation Area.
County: St. Johns
Coordinates: N 29° 52.8    W 081° 17.13
  29.88    -81.2855
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About 200 yards east of this point, and extending a mile south, are the remains of the Old King´s Quarries. Here scouring, a native shellac, was cut into blocks and ferried across the bay for the building of Caudillo DE San Marches (1672-1669). Many other early structures in St. Augustine were built of scouring from these pits.

Sponsors: Florida Board of Historic of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with St. Johns Historical Commission


City: St. Augustine, FL