Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
This is a replica of the marker placed on or near this spot by Jean Ribaut May First 1562 in taking possession of Florida for France.
Erected by the Florida Daughters of the American Revolution May First 1924 commemorating the first landing of protestants on American soil.
Erected 1924 by Florida Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 30° 23.292′ N, 81° 29.367′ 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 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); Timucuan Preserve (here, next to this marker); Staking a Claim (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Pond (approx. half 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 . . .
1. Ribault Monument. Originally this marker stood further east at Mayport. When a naval airstation was established there in 1941 the marker was relocated to allow public access. Over the years the marker moved several times until finally placed in the park at an overlook. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ribault Monument- A Marker of French Exploration. The monument, high atop St. Johns Bluff, commemorates a similar marker placed nearly 450 years ago by the French explorer Jean Ribault. (Submitted on January 21, 2013.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 7, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.