Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Dudley Chipley
Obelisk west side
Died in Washington, D.C. December 1st, 1897.
He fought for the Confederacy as Sergeant-
Major, Adjutant and Captain, at Shiloh, Corinth,
Chickamauga and other hard-fought fields,
and bled for her at Shiloh and Chickamauga.
He was creator and builder of the Pensacola
& Atlantic Railroad, President of the Board
of Trustees of the Confederate Memorial
Institute, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees
of the Florida State Agricultural College,
Member of the Board of Trustee of Stetson
University and Tallahassee Seminary Chairman
of the State Democratic Executive Committee
of Florida, Mayor of Pensacola, and State Senator
from Escambia County.
In all he did his duty thoroughly and well.
Obelisk east side
• Public Benefactor •
On the battle field he was without
fear, and without reproach. In the
councils of the state, he was wise and
sagacious, and in his public and private
tireless. The history of his life is the
history of the up — building of West
Florida, and its every material advance-
ment for two decades, bears the impress
of his genius and his labor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 24.53′ N, 87° 12.837′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Palafox Street and East Government Street. Obelisk is located in the center of Plaza Ferdinand VII park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East 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. Gen. Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Gateway to Florida’s History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Life and Legacy of T. T. Wentworth, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pensacola Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Escambia County Court of Record Building (1912-1978)/Pensacola Little Theater-Pensacola CulturalThe End of the Colonial Era in Florida (about 400 feet away); The Commanding Officer's Compound (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . . William Dudley Chipley biography. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.