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St. Augustine is in St. Johns County in North Florida, just 30 minutes south of Jacksonville.

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  1. St. Augustine is home to the narrowest street in the United States, the Treasury Street, which is just 7 feet wide and connects the waterfront Bay Street to the Royal Spanish Treasury.
  2. St. Augustine, located in the northeast corner of Florida, was founded by the Spanish in 1565 and is the oldest continuously occupied city established by Europeans in the United States.
  3. Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine, is the oldest wax museum in the country,
  4. St Augustine has been nicknamed the ‘Ancient City’ and ‘Old City’.
  5. World famous pianist and singer Ray Charles attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine from 1937 to 1945.

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