Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Wesley Hardin
John Wesley Hardin
August 23, 1877
Lieutenant John Barclay Armstrong
John Riley Duncan
Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff William H. Hutchinson
Deputy Martin Sullivan Deputy A.J. "Ace" Perdue
Deputy E.R. Payne Deputy John Bard
Deputy William McKinney Deputy M.L. Davis
Deputy Richard L. Campbell Deputy Joseph Commyns
Deputy John E. Callaghan
The Superintendent of the Pensacola & Atlantic Railroad, William D. Chipley, provided special rail transport to the Rangers and valuable intelligence on the location of Hardin. Chipley later became a Pensacola mayor and state senator.
A Florida Heritage Site
Sponsored by Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff David Morgan, UWF Historic Trust, Mr. Joe Ulery
Erected 2014 by The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-818.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is August 23, 1877.
Location. 30° 24.531′ N, 87° 12.711′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on South Tarragona Street south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 Bicentennial of Spain Transferring Florida to the United States, 1821-2021 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tivoli High House (within shouting distance of this marker); British Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Spanish Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Cooking (within shouting distance of this marker); First Spanish Period (within shouting distance of this marker); British Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells and Cellars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This is where he met his death in 1895.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. Excerpt:
Soon afterwards on August 6, 1871, Hardin, his cousin Gip Clements, and a rancher friend named Charles Couger put up for the night at the American House Hotel after an evening of gambling. Clements and Hardin shared one room, with Couger in the adjacent room. All three had been drinking heavily. Sometime during the evening, Hardin was awakened by loud snoring coming from Cougers room. He first shouted several times for the man to "roll over" and then, irritated by the lack of response, drunkenly fired several bullets(Submitted on August 15, 2020.)
Additional keywords. Outlaws
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 137 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 16, 2020. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 4. submitted on March 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5. submitted on March 8, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.