Urban Core in Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1967 by Jacksonville Historical Society, Florida Historical Society, and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-149.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1822.
Location. 30° 19.52′ N, 81° 39.273′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. It is in Urban Core. Marker is on S Market Street near E Bay Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Duval County's First Court (about 500 feet away); Site of Cow Ford (about 500 feet away); The Plaza Building (about 600 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Jacksonville Free Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
1. Jacksonville named for Jackson Smith
That marker is a great piece of history. That land was owned by Jackson Smith, who was a blacksmith and the first postmaster of the town, previously known as Gum Creek. The survey was commissioned by Dr. William Jackson. Jacksonville was named for Jackson Smith, whose land was surveyed.
— Submitted August 15, 2023, by Terry Shaw of Fort Myers, Florida.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.