Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life
From 1754 until 1821, a succession of Spanish and British forts were constructed in this area of Pensacola. You are standing at the west end of the forts. They extended nearly 200 yards eastward. The Spanish, then the British, and again the Spanish occupied these lands and built forts. This Colonial Archaeological Trail interprets these forts. In addition, it includes the site where Andrew Jackson first officially raised the American flag over Florida.
This project is jointly presented by the University of West Florida, the City of Pensacola, and the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.
Erected by the City of Pensacola, the University of West Florida & the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
Location. 30° 24.515′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 South Jefferson 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. The Life and Legacy of T. T. Wentworth, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Gateway to Florida’s History (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dudley Chipley (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Escambia County Court of Record Building (1912-1978)/Pensacola Little Theater-Pensacola Cultural (within shouting distance of this marker); The End of the Colonial Era in Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pensacola Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commanding Officer's Compound (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
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Also see . . . Colonial Archaeological Trail. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.