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

Duval County

Created August 12, 1822, named for Governor William Pope Duval

 

1884 — 1915

 
Duval County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
1. Duval County Marker
Inscription.
Born 1784-Died 1854. Captain Mounted Rangers, War of 1812.
1813-1815, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
1821-1822, U.S. Judge, Eastern Florida.
1822-1834, First Civil Governor of Territory of Florida.
1838-1839, Member, Constitutional Convention at St. Joseph.
Unifier and developer of Territory of Florida.

Brave, Honest and Able.

In grateful appreciation this marker is Erected by
Patriots Chapter and interested citizens of Duval County
Under the auspices of the
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
State of Florida
1950

 
Erected 1950 by Patriots Chapter and interested citizens of Duval County, under the auspices of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, State of Florida.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 30° 19.506′ N, 81° 39.219′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on E Bay Street. Touch for map. Located between S Liberty and S Market Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Bay Street, Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Duval County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
2. Duval County Marker
distance of this marker. Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame ( within shouting distance of this marker); Duval County's First Court ( within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Cow Ford ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Great Endurance Run" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site ( approx. mile away); Florida Pharmacy Association ( approx. 0.3 miles away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding Duval County. When Duval County was created on the same day as Jackson County, it covered a massive area, from the Suwannee River on the west to a line running from Jacksonville to the mouth of the Suwannee River on the east. The momentum to merge Duval County and the City of Jacksonville began to accelerate in the early to mid-1960's. On October 1, 1968, the government of Duval County was merged with the government of the City of Jacksonville, although the Duval County cities of Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach are not included in the corporate limits of Jacksonville. In the early 1990s these three beach cities tried to form Ocean County, but the idea was eventually dropped. (Duval County)
Duval County Marker located at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. Duval County Marker located at the Courthouse

 
Also see . . .  Duval County. This area had been settled by varying cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years before European contact. (Submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Duval County and Daniel Boone Marker # 74 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
4. Duval County and Daniel Boone Marker # 74
Mr. Joseph Hampton Rich (1874-1949) who concieved the idea of marking Daniel Boone's trail, wanted to celebrate the trail-blazer's success and pay tribute to his hero. He began marking the trail in western North Carolina and eventually several hundred markers were placed from coast to coast, Mr. Rich incorporated metal from the Battleship Maine in each tablet and dedicated each monument with patriotic fervor, establishing his work as unique, significant and memorable.
Duval County Courthouse and Daniel Boone Marker # 74 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
5. Duval County Courthouse and Daniel Boone Marker # 74
located in front of the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville.
"Metal from Battle Ship Maine in Tablet
Daniel Boone"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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