“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cantonment in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Cantonment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 4, 2016
1. Cantonment Marker
Inscription. Cantonment, site of encampments of General Jackson's troops, 1814 on punitive expedition against Spanish in Florida; 1821, while awaiting transfer of Florida to him as provisional governor, July 21, 1821.

Grant to Don Manuel Gonzalez, was a rectangle along old Indian Trail, extending five miles from Cantonment to Gonzalez.
Erected 1955 by St. Regis Paper Company.
Location. 30° 36.701′ N, 87° 19.244′ W. Marker is in Cantonment, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of Pensacola Boulevard (State Road 29) and Muscogee Road (County Road 184), on the right when traveling south on Pensacola Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cantonment FL 32533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vacaria Baja (here, next to this marker); Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill (approx. 13.1 miles away); Kupfrian's Park (approx. 13.4 miles away); Brownsville Community (approx. 13.9 miles away); Fort San Bernardo (approx. 14.2 miles away); North Hill Preservation District (approx. 14.3 miles away); Original Site of Pensacola Junior College (approx. 14.6 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Categories. Military
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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