Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Arlington Crossroads was formed from 1800s wagon roads that connected thriving riverfront Spanish plantations and landings along the St. Johns River with the Richard Mill dam over Strawberry Creek. These roads were tied together and platted when the plantations were sold after the Civil War. The resulting main north/south road was the “road to Chaseville” or Chaseville Road, which became University Boulevard in 1959. Arlington Road, the main east/west road was combined from several roads, including St. Johns Avenue And Elizabeth Street.
From the 1920s through the 40s development at the Crossroads grew steadily. Civic-minded citizens started a community club, public water works, and volunteer fire department, all located in the area of the Crossroads. Paul K. Reid’s Gas Station and Cliff’s Garage serviced the ever more popular automobile. Supplies and sundries could be purchased at Oliver Friske’s General Store. While the surrounding area was still very rural and much food was home-grown, groceries could be purchased from Rowe’s Grocery or Haine’s Grocery.
The opening of the Mathews Bridge I 1953 made
The arrival of enclosed mall shops and “super” market grocery stores lured shoppers elsewhere, and the Arlington crossroads as a small town center slowly blended into the community at large.
Erected 2009 by Old Arlington Inc.
Location. 30° 20.016′ N, 81° 36.195′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of Arlington Road and University Boulevard North, on the right when traveling east on Arlington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arlington Grammar School No. 46 (about 500 feet away, Norman Silent Film Studios (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacksonville And The Movie Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Floral Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frederick W. Bruce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Strawberry Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Arlington - A Unique Community (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 6. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 7. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.