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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort San Bernardo

 
 
Fort San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. Fort San Bernardo Marker
Inscription. Site of Fort San Bernardo. Built by Don Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana. From this Fort the Spanish bombarded the English-held Fort George; April 27, 1781 and Fort George surrendered May 9, 1781. 15,000 soldiers occupied Fort San Bernardo; 1,500-2,000 soldiers were stationed at Fort George. As a result of this battle all of Florida from the Apalachicola River to the Mississippi River passed from Britain to Spain.
 
Erected 1956 by the J.C Penney Company.
 
Location. 30° 25.474′ N, 87° 13.259′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Spring Street and West Brainerd Street, on the left when traveling north on North Spring Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1124 North Spring Street, Pensacola FL 32501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Hill Preservation District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Pensacola Junior College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort George (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Pensacola
Fort San Bernardo Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Fort San Bernardo Marker Area
(approx. half a mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rough Riders (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Pensapedia Wiki entry - Queen's Redoubt. Later called Fort San Bernardo after capture by the Spanish. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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