Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jefferson Davis Live Oak
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Jefferson Davis led a fascinating life as a politician who fought to establish the Confederate States of America. After being wounded during the Mexican-American War, Davis served the state of Mississippi in the U.S. Congress 1835 to 1861. When Mississippi seceded from the Union, Davis was appointed president of the Confederate States. During his term, Davis worked to involve foreign governments, increase industrialization, and raise the massive armies needed to defend the South. Davis was forced to flee Virginia as it was invaded by Union forces; he was later captured in Georgia and tried for treason by the U.S. government. In 1868, the government dropped its case , allowing Davis to retire. From 1878 until 1889, Davis lived at Beauvoir, a Biloxi, Mississippi home only yards from the balmy Gulf of Mexico. This tree was grown from a seed handpicked from one of the ancient Live Oak trees flanking Davis’ home.
Location. 30° 20.132′ N, 81° 52.017′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville FL 32220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stonewall Jackson Prayer Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisher Live Oak (about 300 feet away); Seminary Ridge White Oak (about 300 feet away); Lincoln’s Tomb White Oak (about 300 feet away); Robert E. Lee Sycamore (about 300 feet away); Kennesaw Mountain White Oak (about 300 feet away); Battle of Selma Live Oak (about 400 feet away); Shiloh Silver Maple (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . Camp Milton Historic Preserve. City of Jacksonville (Submitted on November 20, 2019.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.