Near Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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—Fort Pickens —
"...as the means of preserving peace, and as obstacles to an invader, [the fort's] influence and power are immense."
Lieutenant Henry W. Halleck, "Report on the Means of National Defense," 1843
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 30° 19.691′ N, 87° 17.405′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pickens Road near Pensacola Beach Boulevard (State Road 399). 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. Swatting Mosquitoes (within shouting distance of this marker); Dueling with Confederates Beefing Up Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadly Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); Converting a Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort within a Fort (about 400 feet away); Apache Prisoners (about 600 feet away); Colonial Power Struggle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
Also see . . . National Park Service tour info on Fort Pickens. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 8. submitted on January 3, 2015.