Historic Markers Across Florida



Battery Langdon - 1917-1947



Marker ID:  
Location: on Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze, FL
County: Santa Rosa
Coordinates: N 30° 19.62    W 087° 17.652
  30.327    -87.2942
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Langdon was first built as two open firing platforms. During World War II, Langdon’s 12-inch rifles were roofed with a17-foot thick concrete casemates. But amphibious and missile warfare made harbor defense guns obsolete.

Gulf Islands National Seashore-National Park Service.



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Explore more:
Wikipedia: Fort Pickens
NPS: Fort Pickens