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Decatur County Historical Markers

El Camino Real


  • Source: Joanie Logue
  • Marker: El Camino Real
  • Location: Located at the southeast corner of the Decatur County courthouse square, Bainbridge

EL CAMINO REAL

(The King’s Highway)

In this vicinity was the Indian trail which, during the period of Spanish occupation, became known as El Camino Real or King’s Highway. This road, connecting St. Augustine and Pensacola, Florida, crossed the Flint River at the trading post of James Burges, near the present Bainbridge. In 1778, during the English occupation of Florida, Joseph Purcell made a map showing this road.

[U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker]