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

First Religious Service in Pensacola

 
 
First Religious Service in Pensacola Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
1. First Religious Service in Pensacola Marker
Inscription.
This marker commemorates
the first religious service
in the Pensacola area,
a mass celebrated on
August 15, 1559,
The Feast of the Assumption,
by the Dominican Friar who
accompanied Tristan de Luna.

 
Erected by the Knights of Columbus Councils of Northwest Florida and de Luna Association.
 
Location. 30° 19.722′ N, 87° 9.492′ W. Marker is in Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Fort Pickens Road 1.2 miles west of Via de Luna Drive (State Road 399), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Pensacola - St Augustine Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Luna Expedition (approx. 6.1 miles away); Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront (approx. 6.3 miles away); Battery Langdon (approx. 6.3 miles away); De Soto Trail / A Port with Promise (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mooring Anchor (approx. 6.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Original Cross of Marker on sand dune. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 1, 2015
2. Original Cross of Marker on sand dune.
 Pensacola News Journal article about Tristán de Luna's expedition & mass. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Cross that notes location of mass. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 1, 2015
3. Cross that notes location of mass.
Marker and Cross wide area photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
4. Marker and Cross wide area photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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