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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Beginning

 
 
The Beginning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2012
1. The Beginning Marker
Inscription. Here at the foot of Market St. stood a bay tree which served as the starting point for the original survey of Jacksonville in June 1822. Market was the first street laid off and named. A total of 20 squares were platted, bounded by Ocean, Duval, Catherine and Bay Sts. One of the first lots sold for $12 and was in the center of the present courthouse block."
 
Erected 1967 by Jacksonville Historical Society, Florida Historical Society, and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-149.)
 
Location. 30° 19.52′ N, 81° 39.273′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on S Market Street near E Bay Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duval County's First Court (about 500 feet away); Site of Cow Ford (about 500 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run"
The Beginning Marker at S Market Street near E Bay Street, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
2. The Beginning Marker at S Market Street near E Bay Street,
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida Pharmacy Association (approx. mile away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Beginning Marker near E Bay Street, under present day tree image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. The Beginning Marker near E Bay Street, under present day tree
The Beginning Marker S Market Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
4. The Beginning Marker S Market Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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