Fort at Pensacola
|Fort at Pensacola
|Present-day Downtown Pensacola
|No longer extant
Initial plans for the fort were submitted by Major William Forbes on January 29, 1764, a few months after British forces arrived in the city. Surveyor general and engineer Elias Durnford arrived on October 21 of that year, along with governor George Johnstone, and prepared a plat for the development of the fort and surrounding city, which was completed in early 1765.