Escambia County is located in the panhandle of Florida bordering Alabama. Its county seat is Pensacola, and it has a population of around 299,000. It was one of the first two original counties in Florida, along with St. Johns County. The county has a fast-growing population due to the popularity of Pensacola and its surrounding country.

The county was established in 1821 right after the land had been acquired by the United States from Spain. Before this time, the area had been inhabited by the Pensacola Indian Tribe, from which the name of the county seat is derived.

The county itself was named after the river that runs from Alabama, through the panhandle of Florida, and into the Escambia Bay which lies on the eastern side of Pensacola.

Escambia County is a popular location to both live and visit. It offers a wide variety of places to live from big cities to islands. There are many State Parks to visit such as the beautiful bayou in Tarkiln Bayou State Park, and an abundance of beautiful scenery. Lush pines and palms fill the landscape, and the Escambia River provides a peaceful and beautiful place for travelers along Highway 29 to stop for a picnic and enjoy the peaceful rush of water. The river branches through many other parts of the county as well, bringing with it plant life and animal life.

The county is also a hub of education, with many students coming to the area to study at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Pensacola State College and Pensacola Christian College also reside in this area.