McDavid, Florida

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McDavid is an unincorporated community in Escambia County, Florida, United States.[1] The community is part of the Pensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The community was named after Joel McDavid, a founding resident of the community. Before the community was renamed in 1883, it was known as Regia.[2]

Geography[edit]

McDavid is located at 30°51′59″N 87°19′11″W / 30.866297°N 87.319698°W / 30.866297; -87.319698Coordinates: 30°51′59″N 87°19′11″W / 30.866297°N 87.319698°W / 30.866297; -87.319698. The town lies directly south of Century, Florida and north of Molino, Florida. The main roads within the town are U.S. Route 29 and County Road 164.

The town has a post office that serves the north end of the county.

Education[edit]

The town's children attend schools within the Escambia County School District including Bratt Elementary School, Byrneville Elementary School, Ernest Ward Middle School, and Northview High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDavid". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Allen Covington Morris; Joan Perry Morris (1995). Joan Perry Morris, ed. Florida Place Names: Alachua to Zolfo Springs. Pineapple Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-56164-084-3. Retrieved 2011-01-23.