Escambia County

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. 

 

Escambia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
294,410
Population - 2010
297,619
Population - 2015 Est
306,944
Land Area (sq mi)
656
Water Area (sq mi)
218
Total Area (sq mi)
875
Average Rainfall
59
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
53

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. 

 

Pensacola Bay Center is a sports and entertainment arena located in Pensacola, Florida. Home to the Pensacola Ice Flyers SPHL team and hosts other sporting events and concerts. 

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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.

Creative Learning Academy nurtures and strengthens each child's foundation of academic excellence, creativity, independence, and integrity in a culturally-enriched community.

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. 

Magnet School Integrating Arts and Academics

Pensacola Christian College is an Independent Baptist liberal arts college. Since its founding in 1974 it has focused on education from a Christian perspective.

Pensacola Little Theatre is a community theatre in Pensacola. It aims to create an enriching experience for both theatre audiences and artists.

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. 

The Saenger Theatre is a beautiful historic theatre in Pensacola. It was built in the Spanish Baroque/Rococo style in 1925, and has been dazzling audiences in all the years since.

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.

WFBD-TV is a digital television station that is independently owned. It licensed to Flinn Broadcasting in the Pensacola television market.

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.