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

Vacaria Baja

 
 
Vacaria Baja Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. Vacaria Baja Marker
Inscription.  Home and ranch of Don Manuel Gonzalez was one-half mile east. Consisted of 1600 arpents conceded by Spanish Governor, José Masot, Dec. 22, 1817.

On route of Andrew Jackson 1814, 1818 and in 1821, when General and Mrs. Jackson spent three weeks as guests of Gonzalez, awaiting transfer of Florida to United States.

Due to yellow fever in Pensacola, became temporary seat of government September 1822.

 
Erected 1955 by the St. Regis Paper Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 30° 36.702′ N, 87° 19.245′ W. Marker was in Cantonment, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker was at the intersection of Road 29 and County Road 184, on the right when traveling south on Road 29. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 400 Pensacola Boulevard, Cantonment FL 32533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Marker Area
miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cantonment (here, next to this marker); Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill (approx. 13.1 miles away); Lavallet (approx. 13.3 miles away); Kupfrian's Park (approx. 13.4 miles away); Gaberonne (approx. 13.6 miles away); Brownsville Community (approx. 13.9 miles away); Fort San Bernardo (approx. 14.2 miles away); North Hill Preservation District (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Vacaria Baja Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2018
3. Vacaria Baja Marker
Post in foreground is for this missing marker. The marker 'Cantonment' is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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