Historic Markers Across Florida



Cantonment



Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of Pensacola Blvd (FL 29) and Muscogee Rd (County Route 184), Cantonment, FL
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 36.701    W 087° 19.244
  30.61168333    -87.32073333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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, 182l.

Grant to Don Manuel Gonzalez, was a rectangle along old Indian Trail, extending five miles from Cantonment to Gonzalez.