Cantonment, Florida

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Cantonment, Florida
Cantonment is located in Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°36′31″N 87°20′24″W / 30.60861°N 87.34000°W / 30.60861; -87.34000Coordinates: 30°36′31″N 87°20′24″W / 30.60861°N 87.34000°W / 30.60861; -87.34000
Country United States
State Florida
County Escambia
 • Total26,493
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code

Cantonment is a town in Escambia County, Florida, approximately 20 miles (30 km) north of Pensacola. Most of the people who live in Cantonment commute to either Pensacola or the Pace and Milton areas for employment. The two largest employers are International Paper and Ascend Performance Materials. Schools include J. M. Tate High School, Ransom Middle School, Jim Allen Elementary School, and Pine Meadow Elementary School. The oldest cemetery is Old Muscogee Cemetery on River Annex Road.

Cantonment has a dedicated zip code (32533) that claims (as of the 2010 census) an estimated population of 26,493 for a land area of 76.1072 square miles (197.117 km2) and a water area of 0.1257 square miles (0.326 km2).[1]


In 1814 Andrew Jackson camped his troops in what is now the Cantonment area.[2] This is also how the town received its name; as a cantonment is a temporary quarter for troops. Over the years, however, the pronunciation of the town's name has changed to differ from the pronunciation of the word cantonment. Locals generally refer to the town as "can-tone-ment."


Andrew Jackson

Cantonment is located in Escambia County, in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, along US 29 north of Gonzalez. It is located in the Central Standard Time Zone. Elevation is 148 feet (45 m).

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  1. ^ ZIP Code 32533 Data -
  2. ^ (1814, 1821), Cantonment. Encampment site used by General Andrew Jackson during the First Creek War, and also again before the Spanish cession of West Florida.[1]