Historic Markers Across Florida

The Commanding Officer's Compound

Marker ID:  
Location: 330 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola, FL
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 24.522    W 087° 12.754
  30.4087    -87.21256666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


This excavated area includes a part of the space where the Commanding Officer's Compound was located. It included a building, outbuildings, a formal garden area, and an outdoor kitchen. In addition, it was the center of Fort business, especially during the Spanish period. In fact , it appears that Andrew Jackson came to the site in 1821, to sign the agreements that ceded all of Florida to the United States

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