Place:Moultrie, St. Johns, Florida, United States

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NameMoultrie
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates29.817°N 81.317°W
Located inSt. Johns, Florida, United States

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Area History

Moultrie is an unincorporated area of St. Johns County, Florida, located around the mouth of Moultrie Creek. It was named for John Moultrie[1], 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[2] 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.

References

  1. Jean Parker Waterbury, "The Point on Woodcutter's Creek", The East-Florida Gazette 16 (February 1997): 1
  2. Johns County Historical Markers

Research Resources

Local Societies and Associations

St. Augustine Historical Society

The St. Augustine Historical Society maintains a research library with collections that include:

  • Translations of the earliest (1594) church records in the nation.
  • Copies of official Spanish and British Colonial documents (1513-1821).
  • The oldest municipal (1812) and county (1821) records in Florida.
  • Outstanding collections of genealogical data from the sixteenth century to the present, especially for people of Minorcan descent.

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.


source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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