Historic Markers Across Florida

First Telephone Exchange

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Location: on Government Street at Palafox Street, Pensacola.
County: Escambia
Waymark: None


On September 1, 1880, Southern Bell Telephone Company established a telephone exchange on this site serving 31 telephones. This was the first exchange in Florida to have exclusive operating rights within a Florida municipality.

Erected by Pensacola Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America. January 17, 1964


City: Pensacola, FL