Urban Core in Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jacksonville's 1901 Fire
"The Great Fire"
Erected 2001 by The Jacksonville Historical Society and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-433.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1822.
Location. 30° 19.78′ N, 81° 39.574′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. It is in Urban Core. Marker is on West DuVal Street near N Hogan Street, on the left when traveling west. Located along the northwest corner of Hemming Park. 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. Votes for Women (a few steps from this marker); The Seminole Club (within shouting distance of this marker); John Milton Bryan Simpson (within shouting distance of this marker); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacksonville Public Library (about 300 feet away); Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . .
1. Metro Jacksonville, The Great Fire of 1901 ( Great photos included). "...the third largest urban fire in American history behind the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Chicago Fire of 1871." (Submitted on August 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Great Fire of 1901, from Wikipedia,. ...Florida Governor William S. Jennings declared martial law in Jacksonville and dispatched several state militia units to help... (Submitted on August 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.