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 Markings. (Marker Number F-96.)
Location. 30° 21.948′ N, 87° 10.229′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Religious Service in Pensacola (approx. 2.7 miles away); USCGC Sebago (WPG/WHEC 42) (approx. 3.6 miles away); Luna Expedition (approx. 3.6 miles away); Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (approx. 3.7 De Soto Trail / A Port with Promise (approx. 3.7 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mooring Anchor (approx. 3.8 miles away); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Roads & Vehicles •
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