Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail
Beginning in the Late Archaic Period, prehistoric people increasingly used local waterways to create trade networks. Later Woodland and Mississippian groups relied on abundant fish and shellfish to feed growing numbers of inhabitants. These groups often modified marine shells to create spoons, jewelry, cups, axes, and other tools. Woodland and Mississippian people also used discarded shells to build long ceremonial mounds along the shoreline. Much like today, marine resources were an important part of prehistoric life in Pensacola.
Erected 2016 by the City of Pensacola and the University of West Florida Historic Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology
Location. 30° 24.635′ N, 87° 12.268′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Bay Parkway (Florida Route 196), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Spanish Exploration and Discovery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away); Revolutionary War Veterans Minuteman Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Submarine Lifeguard League" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barkley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawkshaw (approx. 0.3 miles away); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Supremacy, Siege and the Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
More about this marker. Very busy location with poor sight lines. Park at dead end of E. Government St and carefully use the crosswalks to cross the divided 4-lane city parkway.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.