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Historic King's Road British East Florida

 
 
Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By MacGeorge Johnson
1. Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker
Inscription.  The King's Road, built by the British prior to the American Revolution, began at the St. Mary's River, passed through Cowford (Jacksonville), crossed the St. John's River, it is believed, at present day Liberty Street, approximately one mile east of this marker, and continued south to New Smyrna.

During the Revolution, American troops used this route to make attacks on British forces. The most notable of these engagements was at Alligator Creek Bridge, 30 June 1778. Following this battle the invasion of Florida by American troops ceased.
 
Erected 1996 by Florida State Society - Daughters of the American Revolution - Anne White Stewart, State Regent 1995-1997.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1778.
 
Location. 30° 19.208′ N, 81° 39.629′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Museum Circle. Located by Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville,
Section of King's Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, May 21, 2006
2. Section of King's Road
One of the last remaining unpaved or modernized stretches of the original King's Road. Located in northern Volusia County, it had been by-passed by a wider, straighter modern highway.
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just off San Marco Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers of the American Revolution Associated with Jacksonville’s History (approx. ¼ mile away); Jessie Ball DuPont Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Sinking of the Maple Leaf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Beginning (approx. half a mile away); Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame (approx. half a mile away); Duval County (approx. half a mile away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker
by Friendship Fountain along the St. Johns River, southbank
Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker, looking towards San Marco Boulevard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
4. Historic King's Road British East Florida Marker, looking towards San Marco Boulevard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on October 19, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on November 23, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana.   2. submitted on March 7, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022