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

St. Michael’s Church

 
 
St. Michael's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. St. Michael's Church Marker
Inscription.  
Established in 1781 East of Ferdinand VII Plaza and North of Church Street, named because of location of St. Michael's. Destroyed by fire during Civil War period, temporary quarters were used until present Church erected in 1885.

St. Michael’s, the oldest Church in Pensacola, except for a brief interruption, has continuously offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass since the Landing of the Spanish Settlers in 1559.
 
Erected 1956 by The Pensacola Deanery, National Council of Catholic Women.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 30° 24.829′ N, 87° 12.978′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Palafox Street and West Chase Street. Located on south side of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 North Palafox Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pensacola's Catholic Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Chase Street
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola/Site of the San Carlos Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garden Street (about 400 feet away); Pensacola Lunch Counter Sit-Ins (about 500 feet away); Morrison Family Homestead (about 700 feet away); First Jewish House of Worship in Florida (about 700 feet away); General Bernardo de Gálvez and the "Siege of Pensacola" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
More about this marker. This marker was moved in 2016 from its original location on Palafox Street at 30° 24.836' N, 87° 12.956' W, where the “Pensacola’s Catholic Presence” marker now stands.
 
Also see . . .  Parish history on the church website. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
New location of the St. Michael’s Church Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Branigan (Church Facilities Mgr), April 24, 2020
2. New location of the St. Michael’s Church Marker.
St. Michael’s Church Marker on south side of Basilica. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Branigan (Church Facilities Mgr), April 24, 2020
3. St. Michael’s Church Marker on south side of Basilica.
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel and former location of the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
4. Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel and former location of the marker.
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
5. Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel plaque
Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, elevated by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, February 10. 2012. Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami and Apostolic Administrator of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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