Join Us in Celebrating Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary!
Escambia County turns 200 years old Saturday, July 17, 2021. Created on the same date in 1821, Escambia and St. Johns counties were Florida's two original counties, covering the entire territory within modern state boundaries. The Suwannee River was the border between Escambia and St. Johns counties, which follows a winding path from the northern border of the state to the Gulf of Mexico. Essentially, the Escambia County government had jurisdiction over the "panhandle" and "big bend" areas, and St. Johns over the remainder of the entire state. The 200th Anniversary Commission is diligently planning for the BIG 200!
To submit an event for the 200th Anniversary and to learn more, please visit www.visitpensacola.com/200th.
Photos show how Palafox Street has changed over the past century (PNJ: March 3, 2021)
How did Pensacola end up back in Spanish control for a second time? (PNJ: Feb. 26, 2021)
Setting the stage: Our Pensacola is fifth Spanish settlement on Pensacola Bay (PNJ: Feb. 21, 2021)
Escambia County is turning 200! Here's how we're going to celebrate — and learn. (PNJ: Feb. 18, 2021)
Escambia County launches 200th anniversary website for event submissions (WKRG: Dec. 29, 2020)
Florida, Escambia, Gear Up for 200th Birthdays (WUWF 88.1: July 22, 2020)
Escambia County turns 199-years-old, planning begins for 200th anniversary (WEARTV - July 17, 2020)