Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Punta

  1. Introduction
  2. Brief History
  3. Archaeological Investigations
  4. Religious & Communal Area
  5. Mission Population
  6. Postscript

Artist Reconstruction of the Church and Possible Council House at la PuntaSituated in Archaeological Zone IC, Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Punta (Our Lady of the Rosary of the Point) is the most intensively investigated 18th-century Native American mission community in the Southeast. 

Rosario Line

The mission community was established just south of the Rosario Line - a defensive earthen berm with bastions and redoubts - and was one of six mission communities that existed within cannon shot of Castillo de San Marcos, as illustrated on the historic Antonio Arredondo Map of 1737. 

Community Representation

These communities represent the last vestiges of the once extensive mission system established by Franciscan missionaries in northern Florida and southeast Georgia from the late 16th century until the beginning of the 18th century.