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

Christ Church

 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
1. Christ Church Marker
Inscription.  
From 1763-1783 the Bishop of London licensed priests to administer here.

The Parish was organized in 1827.

Chartered by Florida's Territorial Council in 1829.

The Rev. Addison Searle was the first rector.

During the rectorships of the Rev. Benjamin Hutchins and of the Rev. Ashbel Steele this church was built being completed in 1832.

The Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper D.D. made the first episcopal visitation in 1838 and consecrated the church to the worship of God according to the Anglican Rite.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 24.551′ N, 87° 12.615′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street and East Zarragossa Street, on the right when traveling south on South Adams Street. Tablet mounted near church entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Adams 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. A different marker also named Christ Church (here, next to this marker); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe
Old Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
2. Old Christ Church
The marker can be seen to the right of the church's main entry.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Site of First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away); Defending a Coastal Colony (about 400 feet away); A Port with Promise (about 400 feet away); Supremacy, Siege and the Sea (about 500 feet away); Mooring Anchor (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Pensacola - Old Christ Church. University of West Florida Historic Trust (Submitted on March 26, 2020.) 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 11, 2014
3. Christ Church Marker
Old Christ Church
1832
Historic Pensacola Village
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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