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

Supremacy, Siege and the Sea

 

—Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —

 
Supremacy, Siege and the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
1. Supremacy, Siege and the Sea Marker
Inscription.  Military and naval conflict dominated the 18th century. France, Spain, and Great Britain were aggressors in nearly constant warfare that often extended into North America. Spain established a fledgling colony near what is now the Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1698. In 1719, the French from Louisiana drove out the Spanish colonists and established their own short-lived settlement. Spain retook the area in 1722, placing a new colony first on Santa Rosa Island and eventually in what is now downtown Pensacola.

Following the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, Florida and Pensacola fell under British control for nearly twenty years. Seeing an opportunity to retake its colony, Spain supported the American Revolution and General Bernardo de Gálvez attacked Pensacola in 1781, ousting the British. Pensacola was home to many colonial European groups throughout the 18th century. These people depended on the resources of Pensacola Bay, as well as the maritime route to the world beyond.

Photo caption: Background image: Imaginative engraving of the 1781 Battle of Pensacola by unknown, 1781. (Image courtesy of State Archives
Supremacy, Siege and the Sea Marker at Bartram Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
2. Supremacy, Siege and the Sea Marker at Bartram Park.
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Erected 2016 by the City of Pensacola and the University of West Florida Historic Trust. (Marker Number D.)
 
Location. 30° 24.492′ N, 87° 12.558′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayfront Parkway and South Alcaniz Street, on the right when traveling east on Bayfront Parkway. Touch for map. Located at edge of Bartram Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Bayfront Parkway, 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. William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); A Port with Promise (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending a Coastal Colony (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (about 400 feet away); Mooring Anchor (about 400 feet away); Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (about 400 feet away); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); Original Site of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail with map. (Submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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