Historic Markers Across Florida



Fort George



Marker ID:  
Location: At Palafox and Jackson Streets, Pensacola.
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 25.163    W 087° 13.022
  30.41938333    -87.21703333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Site of Fort George - headquarters of British West Florida - Suwannee to the Mississippi. From 1763 until captured by Spanish Gen. Bernardo de Galvez in 1781 and renamed San Miguel. Seized by Andrew Jackson in 1814 and 1818 and delivered to him as U.S. Territory, 1821. Acquired by the Knights of Columbus 1924.

Erected by Knights of Columbus, Pensacola Council 778



Notes:

City: Pensacola, FL