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

September 6 - 7, 2018

Location: Rosie O' Grady's Good Time Emporium" entertainment complex, Pensacola, Florida

With seven different rooms and two courtyards, each dedicated to its own unique style of entertainment, this Pensacola street party offers beer tasting, beer pairing and lots of fun events. 

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.

April 27 - 29, 2018

Location: Flora-Bama, Perdido Key, Florida

This celebration takes place on the border of Florida and Alabama. Participants throw mullets across state line and compete to see who can throw it the farthest. But that's really just an excuse to throw a giant beach party that straddles two states!

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. 

July 11 - 14, 2018

Location: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida

Features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island.

April 7 - 8, 2018

Location: Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola, Florida

Tons of amazing jazz artists from around the world and the local area come together for this one-of-a-kind event.

February 10

Location: Downtown Pensacola

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Pensacola's largest event of the year! The Mardi Gras parade features over 6000 participants of all different kinds. The parade is not an event to be missed! Check out the events calendar for other happenings throughout the Mardi Gras season!

September 28 - 30, 2018

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola has some of the best seafood in the world! This festival lets you enjoy that seafood while you listen to live music and browse arts and crafts vendors.

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Enjoy everything magical about the winter season at this holiday extravaganza! Here you will board a trolley that will take you through all kinds of holidays scenes while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music.

November 2 -4, 2018

Location: Downtown Pensacola’s Historic Seville Square

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is a three-day, juried art show that draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists.

Website Listings

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.

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.