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Near Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jean Ribaut

 
 
Jean Ribaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Jean Ribaut Marker
Inscription. Jean Ribaut and a party of Huguenots landed the morning of May 1, 1562 on this island. Here they knelt in prayer, beseeching God's guidance and commending the natives to his care. This was the first Protestant prayer in North America.
 
Erected 1936 by the Jacksonville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 30° 24.148′ N, 81° 25.947′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Heckscher Drive (State Road 1A) south of Fort George Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pilot Town/Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (within shouting distance of this marker); St. George Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Huguenot Memorial Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort George Island (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ribault Club Inn (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Mission of San Juan del Puerto
Jean Ribaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Jean Ribaut Marker
View of the historical marker stradling the white picket fence located in front of "The Nature Conservancy" center at the Machaba Balu Preserve.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Slave Cabins (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
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Jean Ribaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Jean Ribaut Marker
View looking south along Heckscher Drive (Florida Route 1A) of the historical marker.
Jean Ribaut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
4. Jean Ribaut Marker
View looking north along Heckscher Drive (Florida Route 1A), with the intersection of Fort George Road in the background, of the historical marker. Note the sign for the "Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island Visitor Center" in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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