Historic Markers Across Florida



Vacaria Baja



Marker ID:  
Location: on Palafox Highway-U.S. 29-Cantonment
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 36.702    W 087° 19.245
  30.6117    -87.32075
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKB5R
 



Text:

Home and ranch of Don Manuel Gonzalez was one-half mile east. Consisted of 1600 arpents conceded by Spanish Governor, Jose Mascot, Dec. 22, 1817.

On route of Andrew Jackson 1814, 1818 and in 1821, when General and Mrs. Jackson spent three weeks as guests of Gonzalez, awaiting transfer of Florida to United States.

Due to yellow fever in Pensacola, became temporary seat of government September 1822.