Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Florida Territory Established

On March 30, 1822, the Florida Territory was established with Andrew Jackson as its military governor. It existed until 1845, when the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Florida. William Pope Duval, for whom Duval Street in Key West is named, was the state's second governor, and its first civilian governor. John Eaton, a prominent Tennessean and friend of Jackson's, served as the third governor.