Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
At age nine, in 1859, Philip Keys Yonge moved to Pensacola with his family from Marianna, Florida. The Yonge family came to Florida from England during the British Colonial Period. He began a career in the lumber business in 1876 at the Muscogee Mill on Perdido Bay. As a civic leader, he was instrumental in early efforts to bring formal public education to Escambia County and a university system to the State of Florida.
Erected by the City of Pensacola, the University of West Florida & the St. Michael's Cemetery Foundation.
Location. 30° 24.893′ N, 87° 12.556′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Alcaniz Street and W.D. Childers Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 North Alcaniz Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen R. Mallory (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Sullivan (within shouting distance of this marker); Ebenezer Dorr (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Manuel Gonzalez (within shouting distance of this John Innerarity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose Noriega (about 300 feet away); Salvador T. Pons (about 400 feet away); Eugenio Antonio Sierra (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on P.K Yonge. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
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