Welcome to the History Portal. Here you will find links to the categories and articles that explore Pensacola's rich history.
Pensacola is known as America's First Settlement for an ephemeral colony led by Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559, which was wiped out by a hurricane. Previous Native American inhabitants date back to the Deptford civilization of around 50 BCE. Pensacola was resettled in 1698 and at various times has been under the possession of Spain, France, Britain, the Confederacy and the United States, earning the nickname the City of Five Flags.