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

Colonial Power Struggle

 

—Fort Pickens —

 
Colonial Power Struggle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
1. Colonial Power Struggle Marker
Inscription. Starting in the mid-1500s, the Pensacola area became a pawn in a European power struggle in the New World. Adventurers from Spain, France and Britain competed with each other to establish a foothold on the Gulf of Mexico. Spain established several settlements in the Pensacola area from 1559 to 1821. Except for brief French periods and one British colony, Spain claimed the Pensacola area until the United States acquired Florida in a treaty.
 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 30° 19.739′ N, 87° 17.568′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Fort Pickens Road 9.8 miles west of Pensacola Beach Boulevard (State Road 399), on the right when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Ivan (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Cullum, Battery Sevier (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beefing Up Defenses (about 700 feet away); Dueling with Confederates (about 700 feet away);
Colonial Power Struggle Marker & British and Spanish Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
2. Colonial Power Struggle Marker & British and Spanish Cannons
Swatting Mosquitoes (about 800 feet away); Battery Langdon (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Deadly Explosion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Step Back in History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationForts, Castles
 
Main Fort entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
3. Main Fort entrance
Fort Pickens area entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 1, 2015
4. Fort Pickens area entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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