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St Augustine
St. Johns County, Florida

ZipCodes
32084, 32086, 32092

Motto
"Ancient City"
The oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States



Page Contents for St Augustine, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of St Augustine is approximately 12,263 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 5,181 (1990).
The amount of land area in St Augustine is 18.181 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St Augustine is 8.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.419 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Augustine to Washington DC is 672 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 186 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Augustine is positioned 29.89 degrees north of the equator and 81.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
St Augustine elevation is 5 feet above sea level.
St Augustine median income is $ 32,358 (2000).
The St Augustine median home price is $ 112,800 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 55.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 67.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 71.9 degrees F.

Location

in northeastern Florida near the Atlantic coast, south of Jacksonville. Other nearby communities include Villano Beach, St Augustine South, St Augustine Beach, St Augustine Shores, Butler Beach, Crescent Beach, Hastings and Sawgrass.
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History & History Related Items

St. Augustine has the distinction of being the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. Juan Ponce de Leon landed here on April 3, 1513 and took possession of the area for Spain. Pedro Menendez de Aviles was sent in 1565 by King Phillip II to colonize the new area. The day he landed was the Feast Day of St. Augustine, thus, the naming of the place after St. Augustine.

During the 16th & 17th centuries, the area was plagued by pirates. Spain built Castillo de San Marcos in 1672 as the British began to move down the Atlantic coast. St Augustine was ceded to England in 1763. Before that time, it served as the seat of government for all Spanish possessions in the Florida and Georgia regions. Through several trades back and forth, Florida was a possession of Spain and America during the 1700's and 1800's. It was finally named a US possession in 1821. St. Augustine began to be known for its recreation and as a winter resort for the northern people in the 1880's. Henry Flagler was largely responsible for this promotion at the time. The Old City area of the community is maintained and many old historic homes and buildings may be seen.
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Attractions

Marineland of Florida
18 miles south of St. Augustine
Phone: 904-460-1273
Toll-free: 888-279-9194
See continuous programs daily, including hand-feeding of fish, performing dolphins and more. Many other activities, programs and exhibits are available.

Alligator Farm and Zoological Park
A-1-A South on Anastasia Island
Phone: 904-824-3337
Explore the Land of Crocodiles and the Great Down Under exhibit among much more! See 22 crocodilian species and more.

Free Vacation guide!
Call 1-800-OLD-CITY or
Email: tdc@aug.com

Ripley's Believe It Or Not
19 San Marco Ave.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3278
Phone: 904-824-1606

Oldest Store Museum
4 Artillery Lane
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4463
Phone: 904-829-9729
See more than 100,000 items from the original stock. Several antique vehicles, including a Model T and a Conestoga wagon. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Potter's Wax Museum
81-C King St.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4450
Phone: 904-829-9056
See over 170 life-size figures of persons and events from history. At times, visitors may watch the craftspersons at work!

Museum Of Weapons & History
81 King St # C
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4343
Phone: 904-829-3727
See displays of all types of weapons, including swords, muskets, cane guns and more. See many shipwreck items also.

Oldest House
14 St. Francis St.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-824-2872
This home is also known as the Gonzales-Alvarez House and the site has been occupied since the early 1600's. The present structure dates from the early 1700's. Additionally, gardens are available as well as a gallery, museums, and more. Guided tours are available.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Castillo Dr. and Avenida Menendez
Saint Augustine, FL
Phone: 904-829-6506
The oldest masonry fort in the country, built in 1672-1695. Parts of the complex have been restore and rebuilt. See exhibits tracing the history of the fortress. Cannons are fired during specific times of the year.

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth National Archeological Park
11 Magnolia Ave.
St Augustine, FL
PHone: 904-829-3168
Toll-free: 800-356-8222
Here lies the spring purported to be the real "fountain of youth" near where Ponce de Leon landed on Apr 3, 1513.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
on Anastasia Island
Phone: 904-829-0745
The museum is in the lightkeepers restored home. Visitors may climb to the top of the 165 foot tall lighthouse (219 stairs!)

Whetstone Chocolate Factory
2 Coke Rd.
St Augustine, Florida
Phone: 904-825-1710
Take a self-guided tour of the facility and watch as chocolate is poured, molded and shaped.
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St Augustine City Government

St Augustine City Manager
75 King St.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4341 Phone: 904-825-1005



COUNTY GOVERNMENT



St Johns County Health Dept.
180 Marine St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-825-5055

St Augustine Chamber

St Augustine and St Johns County, Florida Chamber Of Commerce
1 Riberia St,
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-829-5681
Toll-free: 800-653-2489
Fax: 904-829-6477

St Augustine Organizations

St Augustine and St Johns County, Florida Chamber Of Commerce
1 Riberia St,
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-829-5681
Toll-free: 800-653-2489
Fax: 904-829-6477

St Augustine Libraries

St Johns County Public Library
1960 N Ponce De Leon Blvd
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2620
Phone: 904-823-2650


Library For The Blind
207 San Marco Ave.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2762
Phone: 904-823-4520

St Augustine Schools

St Johns County School District
40 Orange St
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3633
Phone: 904-826-2000


Allen D. Nease High School
10550 Ray Rd
St Augustine, Florida 32095
Phone: 904-824-7275 St Augustine

Miscellany

The population of St Augustine was:
1990 - 11,692
2000 - 11,592
2005 - 12,263

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