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Cantonment in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cantonment

 
 
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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. 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); Fort George (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Military
 
Cantonment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2018
2. Cantonment Marker
Looking south on US 29 with CR 184 in the background. Post in the foreground is for the missing Vacaria Baja marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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