Colonial Power Struggle

Colonial Power Struggle (HM1INP)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.739', W 87° 17.568'

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— Fort Pickens —

Starting in the mid-1500s, the Pensacola area became a pawn in a European power struggle in the New World. Adventurers from Spain, France and Britain competed with each other to establish a foothold on the Gulf of Mexico. Spain established several sediments in the Pensacola area from 1559 to 1821. Except for brief French periods and one British colony, Spain claimed the Pensacola area until the United States acquired Florida in a treaty.
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 471853 N 3355276
Decimal Degrees30.32898333, -87.29280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.739', W 87° 17.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 44.34" N, 87° 17' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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