Violet Sky at Plaza Ferdinand VII, Pensacola, Florida

Located in the historic district of Pensacola, Plaza Ferdinand VII was named for the King of Spain during the early 1800s. It was during this time that Spain had control of the city until 1821. During that year the ceremonial transfer of ownership of Florida from Spain to the United States took place right here in this plaza.

Plaza Ferdinand VII, Pensacola, Florida

It was on this site that on July 17, 1821 that Andrew Jackson was sworn in as Territorial Governor. During the ceremony the Spanish flag was lowered while an American flag was raised. Jackson gave an informative speech to the people of the community and declared that Pensacola was now a part of the Florida Territory while naming it the capital. Thus this park has been a place that is noted for its historical significance in regards to the admission of the Florida Territory to a part of the United States.

To continue reading about Andrew Jackson’s visit to Pensacola, visit

Plaza Ferdinand VII, Pensacola, Florida

A promoter of Pensacola, politician and railroad executive, William Dudley Chipley has been honored in this memorial for his contribution to the city. For more information about William Dudley Chipley please visit,

Plaza Ferdinand VII, Pensacola, Florida

As all of these locations are in Plaza Ferdinand, there is much to see in the downtown area of Pensacola.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.


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