Early European Settlers

The entire Florida peninsula, during the years after the close of the American Revolution and up until the War of 1812, was populated by a small scattered number of whites. In the 400 mile stretch from Pensacola to the east coast, there were practically no roads of any kind and no rivers running east to west to make water transportation possible. Old Spanish Trail passing through our area was the first east-west road along this route.


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