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CFO Jimmy Patronis Celebrates Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary


For Immediate Release: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Celebrates Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued a proclamation honoring Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary. Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state of Florida.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I am proud to recognize Escambia County’s 200th Anniversary today! Florida is extremely fortunate to have rich culture and history and for generations, Escambia County has influenced and shaped our great state. It’s an honor to celebrate Florida’s oldest county and all of its accomplishments today.”
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WHEREAS, On July 17, 1821, in Pensacola, Spanish government officials exchanged flags during a ceremony in which Florida was officially appointed an American entity; and
WHEREAS, the deepwater port was the only one on the Gulf Coast, therefore countries fought over it in the 1600’s and 1700’s; and

WHEREAS, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state of Florida, located in the northwestern corner of the state; and

WHEREAS, Escambia and St. Johns counties were Florida’s two original counties, covering the entire territory within modern state boundaries; and

WHEREAS, The West Florida Genealogical Society will be creating an online database of individuals who populated Escambia County in its formative years, for the public to become more in tune with its hometown roots; and

WHEREAS, a commission of Pensacola’s most accomplished historians, archaeologists and professors began planning a five-month project to commemorate and recognize Florida’s eldest county leading up to the 200th Anniversary celebration.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal of the State of Florida does hereby recognize ESCAMBIA COUNTY’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY and celebrates the rich history and accomplishments of this noteworthy Florida landmark that is Escambia County.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida has hereunto subscribed his name and has caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee on the 17th day of July 2021.
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).