Historic Markers Across Florida



Plaza Ferdinand VII



Marker ID: Pensacola H.S. 
Location: on Palafox, midway between Government and Zarragosa Streets, Pensacola.
County: Escambia
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

In this Plaza
Gen. Andrew Jackson
Received West Florida From Spain And Raised The Flag of the U.S. July 17, 1821
To Recall the Flags Of Five
Nations Which Have Been Raised In Turn Ten Times Over Pensacola
Spain 1559-1719+1723-1763+1783-1821
France 1719-1723
Great Britain 1763-1783
United States of America 1821-1861+1862-Confederate States of America 1861-1862 Recalling That Here Was the Center
Of Life Of The Town And of the
Province Of West Florida During the Greater Part of the Colonial Era.

Erected by the Pensacola Historical Society 1935
In this Plaza
Gen. Andrew Jackson
Received West Florida From Spain And Raised The Flag of the U.S. July 17, 1821
To Recall the Flags Of Five
Nations Which Have Been Raised In Turn Ten Times Over Pensacola
Spain 1559-1719+1723-1763+1783-1821
France 1719-1723
Great Britain 1763-1783
United States of America 1821-1861+1862-Confederate States of America 1861-1862 Recalling That Here Was the Center
Of Life Of The Town And of the
Province Of West Florida During the Greater Part of the Colonial Era.

Erected by the Pensacola Historical Society 1935



Notes:

The Adams-Onis Treaty, ratified by the United States and Spain Feb. 22, 1821, led to the formal transfer ceremony between Andrew Jackson and Spanish Governor Jose Callava July 17, 1821.