|Scholars say ancient Fort Caroline nowhere near Jacksonville|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
The mystery of Fort Caroline, the doomed French outpost in the New World, has been solved, two researchers claimed at an international conference of scholars Friday.
The fort vanished, seemingly forever, soon after the Spanish wiped it out 448 years ago.
Its location has been the most enduring puzzle in Jacksonville, where for more than a century amateurs and professionals have searched for it in vain.
They could keep looking for another century and still never find it, say scholars Fletcher Crowe and Anita Spring.
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