In 1814, Andrew Jackson camped his troops in what is now the Cantonment area. This is how the town received it’s name; as a cantonment is a “temporary quarter for troops.”
Cantonment is a town that is located approximately 11 miles north of Downtown Pensacola. It is a rural area that has seen major growth over the past several years. Many of the home sites in the Cantonment area are situated on larger lots. The two largest employers are International Paper and Ascend Performance Materials.