Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Created August 12, 1822, named for
Governor William Pope Duval
Born 1784-Died 1854. Captain Mounted Rangers, War of 1812.
1813-1815, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
1821-1822, U.S. Judge, Eastern Florida.
1822-1834, First Civil Governor of Territory of Florida.
1838-1839, Member, Constitutional Convention at St. Joseph.
Unifier and developer of Territory of Florida.
In Grateful Appreciation This Marker Is Erected By
Patriots Chapter And Interested Citizens Of Duval County
Under The Auspices Of The
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
State Of Florida
Location. 30° 19.506′ N, 81° 39.219′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on E Bay Street. Click for map. Located between S Liberty and S Market Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Bay Street, Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); Duval County's First Court (within Site of Cow Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Florida Pharmacy Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
Regarding Duval County. When Duval County was created on the same day as Jackson County, it covered a massive area, from the Suwannee River on the west to a line running from Jacksonville to the mouth of the Suwannee River on the east. The momentum to merge Duval County and the City of Jacksonville began to accelerate in the early to mid-1960's. On October 1, 1968, the government of Duval County was merged with the government of the City of Jacksonville, although the Duval County cities of Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach are not included in the corporate limits of Jacksonville. In the early 1990s these three beach cities
Also see . . . Duval County. This area had been settled by varying cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years before European contact. (Submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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