Moultrie is an unincorporated area of St. Johns County, Florida, located around the mouth of Moultrie Creek. It was named for John Moultrie, Lieutenant Governor of Florida during the British period (1763-1783), who built a plantation at the point where Moultrie Creek emptied into the Matanzas River.
Another notable event happened in 1837 when Seminole Chief Osceola was captured just south of the current U.S. Hwy 1 bridge while meeting with the Americans under a white flag. He was imprisoned in the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine before being sent on to Fort Moultrie in South Carolina, where he died.
Today, except for a commercial corridor along U.S. Hwy 1, most of the Moultrie area is residential.
Local Societies and Associations
St. Augustine Historical Society
The St. Augustine Historical Society maintains a research library with collections that include:
Library hours 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Friday.
St. Augustine Genealogical Society
The St. Augustine Genealogical Society meets monthly at the Southeast Branch Public Library located on U.S. 1 South. They have cataloged the local cemeteries as part of the RootsWeb Cemetery Records project.