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

Timucuan Preserve

Fort Caroline National Monument

 

—Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —

 
Timucuan Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
1. Timucuan Preserve Marker
Inscription. Bound by the Nassau River, the Atlantic Ocean, and the St. Johns River, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve seeks to protect much of the water and undeveloped land you see from here. Salt marsh, coastal hammock, tidal creeks, and sea and marsh islands compose most of the 46,000-acre National Park site.

The Preserve is about people, beginning 6,000 years ago with the native Timucuans. Native American, French, Spanish, English, African-American, and American all had a stake here. Settlements, forts, earthworks, and plantations chronicle, century upon century, the melding and strife of cultures in this corner of northeast Florida.

Plan on several days to explore the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Car, boat, and foot travel will take you to most points of interest. Visit the Fort Caroline Visitor Center for complete travel assistance.
 
Erected by National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 30° 23.293′ N, 81° 29.366′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Ft. Caroline Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the overlook for the Ribault Memorial (accessed from a driveway off Ft. Caroline
Map of the Timucuan Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
2. Map of the Timucuan Preserve
Road) in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New France (here, next to this marker); Ribault Monument (here, next to this marker); Staking a Claim (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Pond (approx. half a mile away); The River of May (approx. half a mile away); Timucuan Friends (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Building of la Caroline (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort de la Caroline (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve website. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNatural Features
 
Ribault Memorial and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Ribault Memorial and Markers
Entrance to the Ribault Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Entrance to the Ribault Memorial
Left Side of Panorama image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
5. Left Side of Panorama
Little Marsh and Black Hammock Islands image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
6. Little Marsh and Black Hammock Islands
Right Side of Panorama image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
7. Right Side of Panorama
Big Talbot and Fort George Islands image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 31, 2011
8. Big Talbot and Fort George Islands
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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