Gulf Breeze in Santa Rosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Pensacola - St. Augustine Road
Begun by a military detachment from Pensacola in 1824, the first federal highway in Florida was designed to connect the two principal cities of the new territory. Construction was later contracted to John Bellamy, wealthy Jefferson County planter, and the majority of the road was built under Bellamy's direction by slave labor. It was completed in May, 1826 at a cost of $23,000.
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials. (Marker Number F-96.)
Location. 30° 21.948′ N, 87° 10.239′ W. Marker is in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in Santa Rosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Gulf Breeze Parkway (U.S. 98) and Fairpoint Drive, on the right when traveling south on Gulf Breeze Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Live Oaks and Naval Ship Timbers (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Federal Tree Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Religious Service in Pensacola (approx. 2.7 USCGC Sebago (WPG/WHEC 42) (approx. 3½ miles away); Luna Expedition (approx. 3.6 miles away); Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (approx. 3.7 miles away); Supremacy, Siege and the Sea (approx. 3.7 miles away); A Port with Promise (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulf Breeze.
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