Washerwoman's Creek, was the commmon name during the British period, of a small freshwater spring that ran through what is now downtown Pensacola. In the First Spanish period the Creek was originally named San Miguel. Originating at the foot of Gage Hill (present North Hill), the creek ran southwesterly to Pensacola Bay (west of Barcelona Street, near the modern-day Trillium property) -- now developed as the Maritime Park. This creek served as a water source and western boundary to the early Spanish and British settlements.
The spring has been covered by development for many years, but there remains an outlet just east of Reus Street.
Spring Street, which runs nearly parallel to its former path, is named for it.