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Site of Cow Ford

 
 
Site of Cow Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
1. Site of Cow Ford Marker
Inscription. This narrow part of the St. Johns River, near a clear freshwater spring was a crossing point for Indians and early travelers. The Indian name Wacca Pilatka, meaning "Cow's Crossing", was shortened by the English to Cow Ford, and Jacksonville was known by this name for many years. This crossing was used by the English when they made an old Timucuan Indian Trail into King's Road."
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-66.)
 
Location. 30° 19.498′ N, 81° 39.179′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of E Bay Street and S Liberty Street, on the right when traveling east on E Bay Street. 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's First Court (a few steps from this marker); Duval County (within shouting distance of this marker); Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning (about 500 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run"
Site of Cow Ford Marker looking east along E Bay Street at S Liberty Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
2. Site of Cow Ford Marker looking east along E Bay Street at S Liberty Street
(approx. mile away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Pharmacy Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Cow Ford Marker, along E Bay Street, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. Site of Cow Ford Marker, along E Bay Street, looking west
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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