Near Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Safer than Brick
—Fort Pickens —
Fort Pickens' brick walls and cast-iron guns had become obsolete by the end of the Civil War. Harbor defenses now called for steel guns in low-lying concrete batteries. Trueman's 3-inch, rapid-fire guns, mounted in 1905, guarded the inner channel and minefield against fast torpedo boats and minesweepers, the latest threats of the day. Truman's guns and equipment were moved to Battery Cullum in 1943.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 30° 19.844′ N, 87° 17.705′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Fort Pickens Road 10 miles west of Pensacola Beach Boulevard (State Road 399), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Ivan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Power Struggle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Payne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Van Swearingen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Cullum, Battery Sevier (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Langdon (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Beefing Up Defenses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dueling with Confederates (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
Also see . . . Fort Wiki article. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.