Cantonment, Florida

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Cantonment, Florida
Cantonment is located in Florida
Cantonment
Cantonment
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
Population
 (2010)
 • Total26,493
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
32533

Cantonment is a town in Escambia County, Florida. It is a suburb of Pensacola, and is located in the Pensacola metropolitan Area. Cantonment is located north of Gonzalez, and south of Molino. It is centered around Highway 29, and extends to the Perdido River to the west, and the Escambia River to the east.

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]

History[edit]

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."

Location[edit]

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. Its average elevation is 148 feet (45 m).

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ZIP Code 32533 Data - zip-codes.com
  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]