Escambia County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering the Perdido River and Alabama on the west, the Escambia River and Santa Rosa County on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Escambia County, named for the Escambia River, was established in 1821 and was one of the first two counties in Florida along with St. Johns County which covered the eastern side. The derivation of Escambia is unclear, although it is probably of Indian origin. Tristan de Luna established a settlement at present-day Pensacola in 1559.
One of the main goals of Escambia County School District is to provide, promote and support educational environment that results in world class 21st century learning. Currently, Escambia County School District is responsible for the administration of over 50 public schools, serving approximately 40,000 students.
This beautiful stretch of land from Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island is Florida coastland in it's natural state at it's best. Clear emerald water, sugary white soft sand with un-touched sand dunes and natural habitats for wildlife.
Baptist Hospital, Inc. is the only locally owned nationally recognized health care system in the area. Baptist Hospital has made it its goal to provide patients with award-winning healthcare. This institution's involvement with the community has proved they care about more than just their patients.
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
We are a student-centered community dedicated to inspiring young minds to love learning and use their gifts and talents to make an exceptional difference in the world. Within an academically challenging and nurturing environment, students grow and evolve into motivated leaders, caring contributors, and creative, critical thinkers.
Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a diverse business focused, full service deep-water port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo. most diverse and business focused deep-water port.
University of West Florida opened it's doors in 1967 as an upper classmen university for Juniors and Seniors in Pensacola. Today more then 12,000 students attend UWF with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs.
The West Florida Public Library System is the library system of Escambia County. It has 7 branches, 5 of which are in Pensacola. The other 2 are in Century and Molino. It also has a bookmobile service.
Homeschooled Kids & Co. is a local support group for families predominately from Escambia counties Alabama and Florida. Our group was formed in the 1990's when local Christian families who were homeschooling decided to come together for support and fellowship.