American Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Historic American Beach
Erected 1972 by The American Beach Property Owners Association and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F417.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 30° 34.423′ N, 81° 26.71′ W. Marker is in American Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewis Street and Waldron Street, on the right when traveling east on Lewis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1840 Lewis Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Dune System Called "NaNa" (within shouting distance of this marker); American Beach at the Crossroads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evans’ Rendezvous (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Evans' Rendezvous (about 300 feet away); First Home on American Beach (about 400 feet away); Ervin’s Rest (about 600 feet away); Martha's Hideaway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklintown Chapel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Beach.
Regarding Historic American Beach.
Up until the creation of this insurance company, black Americans found it difficult to purchase life insurance, which was unaffordable to most blacks at the time. The insurance company also served as a financial institution as well. The company is responsible for the creation of American Beach in Nassau County, Florida.
Also see . . . National Park Service-Visiting American Beach. American Beach is located on the south end of Amelia Island (Submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.