Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of Pensacola - St. Augustine Road

Marker ID: FLHM F-96
Location: Gulf Breeze Parkway at North Cliff Drive, in media
County: Santa Rosa
Coordinates: N 30° 21.947    W 087° 10.226
  30.36578333    -87.17043333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBR48


Begun by a military detachment from Pensacola in 1824, the first federal highway in Florida was designed to connect the two principal cities of the new territory. Construction was later contracted to John Bellamy, wealthy Jefferson County planter, and the majority of the road was built under Bellamy´s direction by slave labor. It was completed in May, 1826 at a cost of $23,000.


City: Gulf Breezev, FL