Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Religious Service in Pensacola
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); First Federal Tree Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Live Oaks and Naval Ship Timbers (approx. 3 miles away); USCGC Sebago (WPG/WHEC 42) (approx. 6 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).
Also see . . . Pensacola News Journal article about Tristán de Luna's expedition & mass. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.