FLOR500, Garden 178 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Founder of St. Augustine (1519–1574) Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailed to Florida in 1565 and destroyed the French settlement. On September 8, 1565, he established St. Augustine, which became the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States. Menéndez also attempted to establish forts and missions on Florida’s Gulf Coast and another south of St. Augustine, but they were short-lived. He was the governor of Florida until his death in 1574.
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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Founder of St. Augustine

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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Founder of St. Augustine

(1519–1574)

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailed to Florida in 1565 and destroyed the French settlement. On September 8, 1565, he established St. Augustine, which became the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States. Menéndez also attempted to establish forts and missions on Florida’s Gulf Coast and another south of St. Augustine, but they were short-lived. He was the governor of Florida until his death in 1574.





 




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