Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort San Bernardo

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Location: At Brainerd and Spring Streets, Pensacola
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 25.474    W 087° 13.259
  30.42456666    -87.22098333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKB58


Site of Fort San Bernardo. Built by Don Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana. From this Fort the Spanish bombarded the English-held Fort George; April 27, 1781 and Fort George surrendered May 9, 1781. 15,000 soldiers occupied Fort San Bernardo; 1,500-2,000 soldiers were stationed at Fort George. As a result of this battle all of Florida from the Apalachicola River to the Mississippi River passed from Britain to Spain.

Erected by J.G Penney Company


City: Pensacola, FL