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

Cantonment

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, August 4, 2016
1. Cantonment Marker
Inscription.  Cantonment, site of encampments of General Jackson's troops, 1814 on punitive expedition against Spanish in Florida; 1821, while awaiting transfer of Florida to him as provisional governor, July 21, 1821.

Grant to Don Manuel Gonzalez, was a rectangle along old Indian Trail, extending five miles from Cantonment to Gonzalez.
 
Erected 1955 by St. Regis Paper Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 30° 36.701′ N, 87° 19.244′ W. Marker is in Cantonment, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of Pensacola Boulevard (State Road 29) and Muscogee Road (County Road 184), on the right when traveling south on Pensacola Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cantonment FL 32533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vacaria Baja (here, next to this marker); Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill (approx. 13.1 miles away); Lavallet (approx. 13.3 miles away); Kupfrian's Park
Cantonment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2018
2. Cantonment Marker
Looking south on US 29 with CR 184 in the background. Post in the foreground is for the missing Vacaria Baja marker.
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(approx. 13.4 miles away); Gaberonne (approx. 13.6 miles away); Brownsville Community (approx. 13.9 miles away); Fort San Bernardo (approx. 14.2 miles away); North Hill Preservation District (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Cantonment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 4, 2016
3. Cantonment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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