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.)
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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); First Home on American Beach (about 400 feet away); Martha's Hideaway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklintown Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Sawpit Bluff Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Peck High School (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Beach.
Regarding Historic American Beach. The Afro-American Life Insurance Company was a historic business based in Jacksonville,
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 . . .
1. 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.)
2. Underground News Network UNN The American Beach Observer. about American Beach, Florida (Submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 4 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.