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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jacksonville, Florida

Clickable Map of Duval County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Duval County, FL (239) Baker County, FL (41) Clay County, FL (117) Nassau County, FL (55) St. Johns County, FL (424)  DuvalCounty(239) Duval County (239)  BakerCounty(41) Baker County (41)  ClayCounty(117) Clay County (117)  NassauCounty(55) Nassau County (55)  St.JohnsCounty(424) St. Johns County (424)
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1Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F- 260 — "Mother" Midway A.M.E. Church
Midway A.M.E. Church was organized on Sunday, June 10, 1865, a few weeks after the Confederate Army in Florida surrendered to the Union Army. It was thus the first black independent church organized in Florida. William G. Steward was sent to Florida . . . Map (db m59094) HM
2Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — "The Great Endurance Run"
On November 24, 1909 the "Autoists" participating in "The Great Endurance Run" reached the "Turn Around Checkpoint" at the Jacksonville City Hall which was located at this exact site. The location marked the halfway point for the "Drivers and . . . Map (db m58574) HM
3Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — “Spirit of Cecil Field”Hero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
From this master jet base naval aviators have served their country in times of war and peace. It is this “Spirit of Cecil Field” which provides naval carrier forces capable of responding worldwide. In the course of this response some . . . Map (db m135843) WM
4Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — “The Spirit of Cecil Field”
This F-18C Hornet is dedicated to the men and woman who served their country with honor at Naval Air Station Cecil Field 1941-1999 Map (db m135834) WM
5Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — 1876 Barn — Walter Jones Historical Park —
This barn, constructed in 1876 for Major William Webb, was most likely built from re-used lumber. It was used for storing farming implements and produce to be shipped. The barn was restored in 1999 with the assistance of a grant from the State of . . . Map (db m171584) HM
6Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion
On these grounds, May 6-9, 1914, the United Confederate Veterans celebrated their 24th annual reunion. Expecting no more than 25,000 reunion goers, the city was nearly overwhelmed when an estimated 70,000 visitors including 8,000 Veterans converged . . . Map (db m73952) HM
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7Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-463 — 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration
On Saturday, August 27,1960, 40 Youth Council demonstrators from the Jacksonville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) advised by local civil rights leader Rutledge H. Pearson (1929-1967), sat in at the . . . Map (db m58011) HM
8Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — A Very Comfortable Habitation
Historic references to the plantation house on Fort George Island are tantalizingly brief. The first detailed descriptions of the house and structural changes were recorded in the 20th century. From this vantage point, you can see the changes that . . . Map (db m40536) HM
9Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-1088 — A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park
Side 1 Asa Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida. In 1891, his family moved to Jacksonville, which had a thriving, well-established African American community. From his father, Randolph learned that color was . . . Map (db m165849) HM
10Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-448 — Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum
Pioneer Abraham Lincoln Lewis (1865-1947) and others founded Florida’s oldest African-American insurance company, Afro-American Life in 1901, which spread throughout the South as far as Texas. In 1926, A.L. Lewis opened Lincoln Golf and Country Club . . . Map (db m58382) HM
11Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m143358) WM
12Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — African IdentityAfrican Identity and Archaeology at Kingsley Plantation — African Identity in the Archival Record —
The birthplace of African-American archaeology can be traced to Kingsley Plantation, where archaeologists in 1968 first began to search for artifacts that reflected African identity. Many of the slaves that lived here during Zephaniah Kingsley's era . . . Map (db m40852) HM
13Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — African IdentityAfrican Identity and Archaeology at Kingsley Plantation — African Identity Discovered Through Archaeology —
Artifacts recovered by archaeologists provide clues as to who these enslaved African men, women and children were. This is most easily recognized within the realm of spirituality or religion, which is resistant to change. However, the physical . . . Map (db m41193) HM
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14Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — All Those That Fought
This Flag Flies In Honor Of All Those Who Fought, Serving Our Country, To Keep It Flying. Map (db m148942) WM
15Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — All Veterans
For God – Honor – Country the flag flying today is in honor and memory of All VeteransMap (db m137883) WM
16Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-827 — American Revolutionary War Battle of Thomas CreekMay 17, 1777
In May 1777, 400 soldiers from the Continental Army and 165 members of the Georgia militia organized in Sunbury, Georgia, just north of the Florida border for an expedition into British East Florida in retaliation for raids conducted by British . . . Map (db m93071) HM
17Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Andersonville Southern MagnoliaCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia was one of the most notorious military prisons in American history. Following the Civil War and under the direction of Congressman William Seward; Clara Barton and Dorrance Atwater, a former . . . Map (db m142654) HM
18Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Andrew Jackson
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19Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Anna Madgigine Jai KingsleyChesterfield Plantation
In 1806 Anna Madgigine Jai, a 13 year old girl of royal lineage in Senegal, West Africa, was sold into slavery and brought to the port of Havana, Cuba. There she was purchased by 38-year-old Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., a wealthy white plantation . . . Map (db m138877) HM
20Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Antietam SycamoreCamp Milton Historic Preserve
On September 17th, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside’s corps of 12,000 men attempted to cross a 12-foot-wide bridge over Antietam Creek. Georgian sharpshooters took up positions behind trees and boulders on a steep wooded bluff some 100 . . . Map (db m142718) HM
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21Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Apalachicola Harbor Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak stands at the site of an important Confederate port, blockaded by Union ships during the Civil War. The port, located southwest of Tallahassee, Florida, was a central shipping point for cotton, one of the South’s . . . Map (db m142813) HM
22Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Appomattox Court House Tulip PoplarCamp Milton Historic Preserve
In Central Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysess S. Grant met at Appomattox Court House to discuss the formal terms of surrender. On April 9, 1865 Lee and Grant signed the terms effectively ending the Civil War. . . . Map (db m142733) HM
23Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — ArchaeologyJacksonville On The Edge Of The Civil War — Camp Milton Historic Preserve —
Archaeology at Camp Milton In 2003, professional archaeologist investigated Camp Milton. On behalf of the City of Jacksonville, they searched for evidence of Civil War activities and examined the camp’s defensive earthworks. . . . Map (db m149144) HM
24Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Arlington - A Unique Community
From 1847 until sometime before 1860 Jacksonville University campus was the site of the Chesterfield farm of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, former slave and widow of white plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley. This farm was at the center of the . . . Map (db m138876) HM
25Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Arlington Grammar School No. 46
Arlington Grammar School was built in 1921 to serve the children of white families living in an area of approximately 48 square miles stretching from the St. Johns River on the west eastward to what is today St. Johns Bluff Road and from the St. . . . Map (db m138830) HM
26Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Arlington National Cemetery Tulip PoplarCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery were originally part of Arlington House, the 1,100-achre home of General Robert E. Lee and his family before the war began. Today, the cemetery covers 612 acres and is the final resting place for more . . . Map (db m142584) HM
27Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Battery Park Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
On April 12th, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., a mortar shell from Fort Johnson, Johns Island, South Carolina, arched across the sky. The shell exploded almost directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Within minutes of the first mortar explosion, . . . Map (db m142598) HM
28Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Battle of Selma Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Battle of Selma Live Oak tree stood witness to the fall of Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, and the end of the Civil War seven days later. Confederate troops in Selma had braced for an invasion of Union soldiers. In an effort to bring an to . . . Map (db m142790) HM
29Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-1032 — Birth of the Allman Brothers Band
On March 23, 1969, an interracial group of Southern musicians held a jam session in the front room of this house, known as the "Gray House." The jam went so well that veteran Muscle Shoals session guitarist Duane Allman barred the doorway and . . . Map (db m131320) HM
30Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Booker T. Washington SycamoreCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Booker T. Washington was born to Jane Ferguson, slave and cook on the James Burroughs plantation, in Hardy, Virginia, in 1856. Beneath the trees of a local park, a group of slaves, including 9-year-old Washington, learned of their freedom when . . . Map (db m142588) HM
31Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Brompton White OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans was posted around Marye House, known as Brompton. Confederate Colonial J.B. Walton used the house as his home and headquarters, as he held back . . . Map (db m142792) HM
32Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Camp Capt. Mooney CemeteryFounded March 1st, 1864 — Owner: Florida Division UDC —
On March 1st, 1864, in this general area, the final battle of the Olustee Campaign was fought. Many of the dead from the Skirmish at Cedar Creek reside within these gates.Map (db m149080) HM
33Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Camp Captain Mooney Cemetery
United Daughters of the Confederacy Florida Division On March 1st, 1864, a running battle known as "Skirmishes at Cedar and McGirt’s Creeks, Fla" began near Whitehouse. Still reeling from their defeat at Olustee, five hundred men . . . Map (db m148746) HM WM
34Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
This tablet marks the camp site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry Colonel William G. Dows Commanding 1898-1899 War with Spain Map (db m58576) HM
35Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-1029 — Camp Springfield (Cuba Libre)
On April 25, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain after the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor resulted in the deaths of 260 Americans. When President William McKinley called for 125,000 volunteers, camps were established to . . . Map (db m165852) HM
36Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Capt. Bruce NystromHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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37Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Catherine Street Fire StationBuilt in 1902
Built ten months after the great Jacksonville Fire of 1901. It serves as the most obvious link between present day Jacksonville and its turn of the century catastrophe, which is still the largest metropolitan fire ever to occur in the South. . . . Map (db m172477) HM
38Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Cdr. Jim HallHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
The Freedom Tree with the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to Cdr. Jim Hall And all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973Map (db m136101) WM
39Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Cdr. Peter SchoeffelHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
. . . Map (db m136165) WM
40Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-790 — Centennial Hall Edward Waters College
Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College (EWC) is the oldest historically black college in Florida. The history of the college is closely tied to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In 1865, the Reverend Charles H. Pearch, a presiding elder . . . Map (db m93073) HM
41Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Chapel of the High-Speed PassHistoric Landmark
Although much of the military infrastructure and facilities still remain after the closure of NAS Cecil Field in 1999, the base chapel has come to be recognized as the physical embodiment of the “Spirit of Cecil Field” defined by . . . Map (db m136258) HM WM
42Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Chatham House CatalpaCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Two Catalpas, gnarled with age, stand on the lawn of the imposing brick mansion called Chatham that served as the Union headquarters during the bloody battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Union General Ambrose Burnside camped his . . . Map (db m142821) HM
43Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Cheney/Cummer/Schneider House
Built in 1870 for Edward M. Cheney, editor and publisher of the Florida Times Union, it occupied a site near present-day Cummer Gallery of Art. Lumberman Wellington W. Cummer built a large house adjacent to the Cheney property in 1898, at which time . . . Map (db m209650) HM
44Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — ChoicesA New Era of Choices
After the Civil War, slavery ended, but former slaves continued to live on the island. In this new era, former slaves and new landowners had to make difficult choices. In 1869 the Rollins family settled at the former plantation and called it . . . Map (db m145390) HM
45Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Confederate Memorial 1861-1865Jacksonville, Florida
(East face) To the Soldiers of Florida This shaft is by a comrade raised in testimony of his love, recalling deeds immortal, heroism unsurpassed.   With ranks unbroken, ragged, starved and . . . Map (db m59799) HM
46Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Confederate Torpedo Boat David
Tomb In Memory of my shipmates of the Confederate Torpedo Boat David Charleston S.C. Oct 5, 1863 Lieut. W.T. Glassell,      C.S.N. Pilot W.J. Cannon,        C.S.N. Fireman Jas.Sullivan,   C.S.N. Chief Engineer James . . . Map (db m57587) HM
47Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Delius HouseJacksonville University
This house was the home in 1884-1885 of the English composer, Frederick Delius. Until 1961 it stood in Solano Grove, Picolata at which time Mrs. Henry L. Richmond deeded the house and site to the University. The Delius Trust in London and other . . . Map (db m172441) HM
48Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles
September 1565 Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Founder of St. Augustine and Adelantado of the Floridas under Phillip II of Spain voyaged up this river seeking a waterway to MexicoMap (db m93403) HM
49Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-687 — Douglas Anderson School
In 1922, the Duval County Board of Public Instruction opened South Jacksonville School No.107, the only public school on the southside of Jacksonville for African-American children in grades one through nine. Spearheading the building of this . . . Map (db m172473) HM
50Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — DurkeevilleHistoric African-American Sites
Durkeeville is the historic African-American community that began in the 1930s. It encompasses Durkee Gardens (an affluent subdivision), and is partly located in Mid-Westside Jacksonville. The community is named for the Durkee family that owned . . . Map (db m149105) HM
51Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Duval CountyCreated August 12, 1822, named for Governor William Pope Duval — 1884    —    1915 —
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 . . . Map (db m57597) HM
52Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame
Proudly the citizens of Duval County pay tribute to the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in the Viet Nam conflict. May their sacrifice merit God's blessing of a permanent peace for our nation. May 30, 1974 This flame . . . Map (db m58445) WM
53Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-150 — Duval County's First Court
Duval County, established August 12, 1822, and named for William Pope DuVal, Florida's first civil governor, held its first court on December 1, 1823. Some 200 settlers gathered at the corner of Market and Forsyth Sts. to watch the session presided . . . Map (db m92951) HM
54Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Farmstead — Walter Jones Historical Park —
The original use of this structure was most likely as a servant’s quarters, it has also been used by the residents of this farmstead as a wash house, play house and for storage.Map (db m171581) HM
55Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Florida Pharmacy Association
1887 1987 [100th Anniversary Medallion] On June 8, 1887, a group of Florida pharmacists met in Jacksonville at the Board of Trade rooms located at the corner of Adams & Main Streets for the purpose of organizing a state pharmaceutical . . . Map (db m59096) HM
56Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-436 — Florida's First African-American Insurance Company1901-2001
The Afro-American Insurance Company, formerly the Afro-American Industrial and Benefits Association, was founded in 1901 to provide affordable health insurance and death benefits to the state's African-Americans. Founded by the Reverend E.J. Gregg, . . . Map (db m59633) HM
57Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Fort de la CarolineFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
"[The Spaniards] made a horrible, tragic slaughter of our forces, so great was the anger and hatred they had for our nation. They vied with one another to see who could best cut the throats of our people..." 1565 la Caroline carpenter . . . Map (db m46573) HM
58Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Fort Fisher Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Fort Fisher was a major stronghold of the Confederacy. Built on land near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, the fort began to take shape in 1862 under the direction of Colonel William Lamb. Fort Fisher was vital for the blockade . . . Map (db m142721) HM
59Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Fort George IslandThe Plantation Era in Florida
The plantation era began in Florida in 1763 after Britain took control from Spain. Soon after, the first planter was given land here and brought his slaves and household. Britain established a plantation economy and encouraged its growth by . . . Map (db m145387) HM
60Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-971 — Fort Hatch
Jacksonville was an important port on the St. Johns River during the Civil War. It changed hands four times, finally ending up under Union control. In 1864, determined to prevent the city from once again falling into Confederate hands, the Union . . . Map (db m148596) HM WM
61Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Frederick Douglass White OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement during the years prior to the Civil War. Douglass lived and worked in Rochester, NY for most of his public career. After the close of the Civil War he moved to . . . Map (db m142693) HM
62Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Frederick W. Bruce
Captain Frederick W. Bruce, for whom Bruce Park is named, was born in New Hampshire in 1856. In 1869 young Bruce was sent to live with his uncle Elisha Bruce in St. Augustine, Florida, but that same year, at age 13, ran away to sea, an adventure . . . Map (db m93090) HM
63Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Freedom is Not FreeJacksonville National Cemetery
Freedom Is Not Free Dedicated To Those Who Served Map (db m143144) WM
64Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Gettysburg Address HoneylocustCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was given as part of the dedication ceremony for a soldier’s cemetery. The cemetery was carved from a field at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where armies clashed in 1863 during the Civil War. The dedication, held . . . Map (db m142617) HM
65Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Gettysburg American SycamoreCamp Milton Historical Preserve
Three old sycamore trees on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, withstood the crossfire of two armies that battled for three days. After the famous Civil War battle, Gettysburg was in shambles. More than 51,000 causalities were crowded . . . Map (db m142959) HM
66Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg.
Historic Landmark Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg. 1927 Marsh & Saxelbye, Architects Awarded by Jacksonville Historic Landmarks CommissionMap (db m138109) HM
67Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Greenleaf / Jacobs Clock
Manufactured in 1901, and originally estimated to cost about $1200, the Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock was said “to be the handsomest of its kind in the South…” Although street clocks have been erected in other American cities, none compare . . . Map (db m138819) HM
68Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Harriet B. Stowe Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
An important writer and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in 1852. During the Reconstruction, Stowe and many other northerners came to Florida with dreams of turning the wild, subtropical state into a haven . . . Map (db m142807) HM
69Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Harriet Beecher Stowe White AshCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House was built in 1833 to serve as the residence of Lane Theological Seminary’s president. Harriet Beecher moved to Cincinnati in 1832 with her father, Dr. Lyman Beecher, who had been appointed seminary president. It . . . Map (db m142652) HM
70Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Arlington Town Center Ferry Landing
Ferry service from Jacksonville and Arlington began in 1914 and was Sponsored by the Alderman Company. The service gave access to 1,100 acres of plantation land bought and subdivided by the company in 1913 and provided the impetus for growth and . . . Map (db m173403) HM
71Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Cosmo Community
The Cosmo community is located on the road that during the days of plantations led from the town of Fulton to St. Augustine, Florida. The origin of the Cosmo name remains a mystery but the residents of this small, close-knit black community took . . . Map (db m172514) HM
72Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Floral Bluff
Floral Bluff Plantation, originally part of a land granted to Italian immigrant Francis Richard by Spanish government in the 1790s, occupied over a half mile of riverfront property. Robert Bigelow, a Connecticut native and graduate of Yale . . . Map (db m139242) HM
73Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Gilmore Community
The community of Gilmore is a beautiful wooded area facing Mill Cove on the St. Johns River and extending south of Merrill Road. Indian mounds in the area give evidence that during prehistoric times the land was home to Native American Indians . . . Map (db m149099) HM
74Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic King's Road British East Florida
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 . . . Map (db m60398) HM
75Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-1099 — Historic Manhattan Beach, Florida
Manhattan Beach was Florida’s first African American beach resort. In 1900, Henry Flagler reserved Manhattan Beach for black employees of his Florida East Coast Railway and Florida East Coast Hotel companies. African Americans, who comprised a . . . Map (db m173936) HM
76Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
United States Railroad Administration Locomotive Atlantic Coast Line Class P-5-A 4-6-2 No. 1504 1919 During the World-War I emergency , American Railroads were placed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) . . . Map (db m152610) HM
77Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Strawberry Plantation
The 8,000 acre Strawberry Mills and Plantation, part of a Spanish sawmill grant to Francis Richard, Jr., was purchased by John S. Sammis circa 1840. Sammis, a native of New York, moved to Florida in the 1820s and worked briefly for prominent . . . Map (db m139252) HM
78Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Honor and RemembranceSt. Nicholas Cemetery
In Honor and Remembrance of the Heroes and Victims in the Fight Against Terrorism And to Celebrate the Enduring Spirit of All Americans Map (db m148586) WM
79Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — J.P. Small Memorial ParkJacksonville’s Last Historic Baseball Stadium
This site has been the location of baseball and other sports for nearly 100 years. The location has been know at different times as Barrs Field, the Myrtle Avenue Ball Park, Joseph H. Durkee Memorial Athletic Field, and since 1980, James P. . . . Map (db m149085) HM
80Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville And The Movie Industry
Though originally centered around the Theater District of New York City, silent film production companies soon discovered New England winters too harsh for year-round filming. In the winter of 1908 cast and crew of the production company Kalem . . . Map (db m93088) HM
81Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville National Cemetery
Jacksonville National Cemetery Dedicated to the memory of All the Patriotic Men and Women Who Answered Their Country’s Call to Service George W. Bush President of the United States James B. Peake . . . Map (db m143138) WM
82Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville Public LibraryMain Library
On September 5, 2000, Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney asked Duval County voters to support The Better Jacksonville Plan, a referendum that would fund quality of life improvements. Voters approved the plan, and soon construction was under way on . . . Map (db m138810) HM
83Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association
Originally built for Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association Construction in 1908 Henry John Klutho Architect Southern Ferro Concrete Co. Builder The building located on the corner of Hemming Plaza was Florida’s first . . . Map (db m138389) HM
84Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-433 — Jacksonville's 1901 Fire"The Great Fire"
On May 3, 1901 at 12:30 p.m., a fire began at the Cleaveland Fibre Factory, ten blocks northwest of this site. Chimney embers ignited sun-dried moss to be used as mattress stuffing. Fueled by wind and dry weather, the fire roared east destroying . . . Map (db m58013) HM
85Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — James Edwin CraigOctober 29, 1901 – December 7, 1941
The James E. Craig Memorial pavilion is dedicated to the memory of Jacksonville native, James Edwin Craig, the namesake of Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. He served his country with honor. After becoming an aviator in 1929, he served on . . . Map (db m137888) HM WM
86Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-220 — James Hall (1760–1837)Solder of the Revolution / Doctor of Medicine
(side 1) James Hall Soldier of the Revolution James Hall was born on October 8, 1760, in Keene, New Hampshire. Records of the Continental Army indicate that James Hall of Keene was mustered into service about August 20, 1776. . . . Map (db m171493) HM WM
87Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — James Weldon Johnson
On this site, in a small frame house, James Weldon Johnson was borne on June 17, 1871. He was the first African-American to pass the State Bar Exam in Florida, the first African-American Secretary of the NAACP, and a noted educator, author, . . . Map (db m148645) HM
88Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jean Ribaut
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.Map (db m40024) HM
89Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jefferson Davis Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Jefferson Davis led a fascinating life as a politician who fought to establish the Confederate States of America. After being wounded during the Mexican-American War, Davis served the state of Mississippi in the U.S. Congress 1835 to 1861. When . . . Map (db m142728) HM
90Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jessie Ball DuPont ParkTreaty Oak
Urban Trees Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful , committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead Trees have always been a vital element of the Jacksonville landscape. Oaks and . . . Map (db m197960) HM
91Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In Memory Of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Thirty-Fifth President Of The United States 1961-1963 This memorial erected by the Jacksonville Building and Construction Trade Council to commemorate John F. Kennedy’s . . . Map (db m138337) HM
92Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — John Milton Bryan SimpsonMay 30, 1903 - August 22, 1987
Born 1903 in Kissimmee, Florida. Graduated from University of Florida College of Law 1926. Practiced law, Jacksonville, Florida, 1926-39. Assistant State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1933-39. Judge, Duval County Criminal . . . Map (db m60012) HM
93Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — John Rosamond Johnson
On this site, in a small frame house, John Rosamond Johnson was born on August 11, 1873. Rosamond was a genuine prodigy, teaching himself piano by age 4. In 1890, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He then later studied . . . Map (db m148648) HM
94Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-234 — Joseph E. Lee
(side 1) Joseph E. Lee, one of Florida's most distinguished adopted sons, was born in Philadelphia in 1849. Shortly after obtaining a law degree from Howard University in 1873, Lee began to practice in Florida as Jacksonville's first black . . . Map (db m129570) HM
95Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Kennesaw Mountain White OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Kennesaw Mountain White Oak stands in a 2,883-acre national park northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Today, the park commemorates one of the few of the Civil War victories for the Confederate Army during Union General William T. Sherman’s bloody . . . Map (db m142793) HM
96Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail
At this spot the Kings Road met the Apalache Trail, so connecting the English colonies and the Spanish settlements of the west with St. Augustine and New SmyrnaMap (db m138343) HM
97Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Kingsley PlantationFort George Island
The plantation house symbolizes the owners and their freedom. The cabin ruins stand behind you as a testament to the enslaved and their lives of forced labor. Explore the plantation grounds and discover the stories of plantation owners and . . . Map (db m40007) HM
98Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Kingsley PlantationFreedom and Slavery
In the spring of 1814, Zephaniah Kingsley relocated his family to this sea island plantation. Over the next two decades he developed his controversial views on race, society, and slavery. Kingsley was a successful businessman who had strong . . . Map (db m40035) HM
99Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Kingsley PlantationPlantation Era Florida
The plantation era was a time in our history of opportunity, political contradictions and great cruelty. For planters, like Zephaniah Kingsley, it was a time for amassing land and wealth. For enslaved Africans who produced the wealth it was a . . . Map (db m40085) HM
100Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Denver KeyHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
The Freedom Tree with the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to LCdr. Denver Key and all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973Map (db m136176) WM

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