The fort was built by the Spanish in 1742 to guard Matanzas Inlet which could be used as a rear entrance to the city of St. Augustine. Fort Matanzas has an interesting place in history. In 1742, the British under Oglethorpe approached the inlet with twelve ships. Cannon fire drove off the scouting boats, and the warships left without engaging the fort. This brief encounter was the only time Fort Matanzas fired on an enemy.
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