Historic Markers Across Florida

Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life

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Location: 330 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, FL
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 24.515    W 087° 12.811
  30.40858333    -87.21351666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


From 1754 until 1821, a succession of Spanish and British forts were constructed in this area of Pensacola. You are standing at the west end of the forts. They extended nearly 200 yards eastward. The Spanish, then the British, and again the Spanish occupied these lands and built forts. This Colonial Archaeological Trail interprets these forts. In addition, it includes the site where Andrew Jackson first officially raised the American flag over Florida.
This project presented by the University of West Florida, the City of Pensacola, and the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

City of Pensacola, the University of West Florida &
the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board.