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History of Pensacola, Florida


The history of Pensacola, Florida begins long before the Spanish claimed founding of the ... At the time of European contact a Muskogean-speaking tribe known as the Panzacola (later known as the Pen...

UWF NewsroomSite of first multi-year European settlement in the ...


Dec 17, 2015 ... The University of West Florida archaeology program recently identified the ... in the United States – in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola.

Luna's colony unearthed in Pensacola - Pensacola News Journal


Dec 17, 2015 ... The University of West Florida announces the discovery of oldest established European multi-year settlement in the United States.

Pensacola Discovery Complicates Title Of 'Oldest City' | WFSU


Dec 17, 2015 ... A new discovery out of the University of West Florida suggests. ... The head of an ancient olive jar discovered in Pensacola. ... The only earlier European habitation site that's been identified is in Tallahassee—which is claiming ...

History of Pensacola - Pensapedia, the Pensacola encyclopedia


Jan 11, 2015 ... Pensacola was the first European-inhabited settlement in what would later ... The British colony of West Florida, with its capital at Pensacola, ...

European Exploration and Colonization - Museum of Florida History


In 1763, Britain took control of Florida and divided the land into East and West Florida. St. Augustine and Pensacola were the capitals of these two colonies.

History News Network | Site of Oldest European Settlement in US ...


Dec 22, 2015 ... University of West Florida ... colony established by Don Tristan de Luna in August of 1559 has been confirmed to be in Pensacola, Florida.

Never Yet Melted » First European Settlement in America


Dec 19, 2015 ... Mid-16th century Spanish artifacts discovered at the site of Tristan de Luna's 1559 settlement in Pensacola. (photo: University of West Florida).

Earliest European Multi-Year Settlement Identified in Florida ...


Dec 17, 2015 ... PENSACOLA, FLORIDA—Newly recovered artifacts from a privately ... according to researchers from the University of West Florida (UWF).

Discovery bolsters Pensacola's claim as first European settlement in ...


Feb 17, 2016 ... The discovery bolsters Pensacola's claim as the first European ... Archaeologists from the University of West Florida are now digging in the ...

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Luna Settlement | University of West Florida


Site of first multi-year European settlement in the U.S. identified by University of West ... The Luna settlement inhabited Pensacola from 1559 to 1561, which ...

European Exploration and Colonization - Florida Department of State


He established a settlement at Pensacola Bay, but a series of misfortunes ... to harass Spanish Florida's western border and captured Pensacola in 1719, ...

First Multi-Year European Settlement Identified In Pensacola, Florida


Dec 31, 2015 ... MessageToEagle.com – Archaeologists of the University of West Florida recently identified the archaeological site of the Luna settlement – the ...