Spanish
 
1573 - 1702
 
Spanish Flag
 
The Spanish flag, Burgundian saltire, was the second flag.  In 1573, Spanish Franciscans established the Santa Maria mission on the island. They renamed the island Isla de Santa Maria. Fernandina was settled in 1685. It was located in the area now called “Old Town.” British raiders destroyed the town in 1702. The area was deserted for many years.