San Joseph de Ocuya

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San Joseph de Ocuya
San Joseph de Ocuya is located in Florida
San Joseph de Ocuya
Location Jefferson County, Florida
Nearest city Lloyd
Coordinates 30°29′N 84°01′W / 30.48°N 84.02°W / 30.48; -84.02Coordinates: 30°29′N 84°01′W / 30.48°N 84.02°W / 30.48; -84.02
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000580[1]
Added to NRHP May 7, 1973

San Joseph de Ocuya (also known as River Field Site) was a Spanish Franciscan mission built in the early 17th century in the Florida Panhandle, near the present-day town of Lloyd, Florida. It was part of Spain's effort to colonize the region, and convert the Timucuan and Apalachee Indians to Christianity. The mission lasted until the first decade of the 18th century, when it was destroyed, possibly by Creek Indians and the English.

The site where the mission stood was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1973.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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