“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

First Telephone Exchange

First Telephone Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. First Telephone Exchange Marker
Inscription.  On September 1, 1880, Southern Bell Telephone Company established a telephone exchange on this site serving 31 telephones. This was the first exchange in Florida to have exclusive operating rights within a Florida municipality.
Erected 1964 by City of Pensacola-Pensacola Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 24.561′ N, 87° 12.851′ W. Marker was in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker was on East Government Street just east of South Palafox Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 44 East Government 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 location. William Dudley Chipley (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pensacola Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Andrew Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life
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(about 300 feet away); Gen. Andrew Jackson Residence (about 400 feet away); Gateway to Florida’s History (about 400 feet away); The Life and Legacy of T. T. Wentworth, Jr. (about 400 feet away); The End of the Colonial Era in Florida (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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