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"Mother" Midway A.M.E. Church Marker, along Van Buren Street image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
"Mother" Midway A.M.E. Church Marker, along Van Buren Street
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — All Veterans
For God – Honor – Country the flag flying today is in honor and memory of All Veterans — Map (db m137883) WM
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Andrew Jackson
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Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Camp Capt. Mooney Cemetery
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Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Capt. Bruce NystromHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (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 1973 — Map (db m136101) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Cdr. Peter SchoeffelHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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 Mexico — Map (db m93403) HM
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Freedom is Not FreeJacksonville National Cemetery
Freedom Is Not Free Dedicated To Those Who Served — Map (db m143144) WM
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg.
Historic Landmark Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg. 1927 Marsh & Saxelbye, Architects Awarded by Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission — Map (db m138109) HM
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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 Smyrna — Map (db m138343) HM
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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
Florida (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 1973 — Map (db m136176) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Fred WrightHero’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 Fred Wright And all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m136079) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. James SullivanHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. John DavisHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Lee ColeHero’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 Lee Cole and all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m136637) HM WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCDR. M. Scott SpeicherHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees
The Freedom Tree Unselfish dedication and devotion by preserving universal freedom through the ultimate sacrifice of giving one’s life so that mankind will remain Free This tree is dedicated to: LCDR. M. Scott Speicher VFA-81 . . . — Map (db m135847) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Michael HoffHero’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. Michael Hoff and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m136103) HM WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Phil CraigHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — LCdr. Randolph FordHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Life Under SiegeJacksonville on the Edge of the Civil War — Camp Milton Historic Preserve —
The Civil War In Jacksonville Between 1861 and 1864, a long and bitter civil war divided our nation. Many of the most publicized events of this tragic conflict occurred in Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. Because . . . — Map (db m143620) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Lincoln’s Tomb White OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The first of many funeral services for the fallen president, who was assassinated on April 15, 1865, was conducted at the White House on Wednesday, April 19. A procession then accompanied the horse-drawn hearse as Lincoln was carried to the . . . — Map (db m142867) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Looking Back
Imagine ... instead of the empty historic building and peaceful riverfront of today, a slave owner's family sits watching from the porch of their comfortable home as cargo-laden boats pass by on the river. Breezes off the water cool the . . . — Map (db m40043) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Looking Back
Imagine...instead of a lush green landscape of today, a long dusty road stretches to the slave cabins and field beyond. Bent over cotton plants, under the hot sun with dust-filled air, enslaved people toil day in and day out amidst the odor of . . . — Map (db m40077) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Lt. Carl WielandHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
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Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Lt. Dale RaebelHero’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 LT. Dale Raebel and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m135896) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Lt. Robert J. DwyerHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees
The Freedom Tree Unselfish dedication and devotion by preserving universal freedom through the ultimate sacrifice of giving one’s life so that mankind will remain Free This tree is dedicated to: LT. Robert J. Dwyer CVW-8 . . . — Map (db m135850) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Lt. Steve MusselmanHero’s Walk and Freedom Trees — POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —
. . . — Map (db m136178) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Manassas MimosaCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Manassas Mimosa stands in northern Virginia at Henry House Hill, scene of two important Civil War battles: the first and second battles of Manassas. The first battle of Manassas, also know as the battle of Bull Run, took place in July 1861. . . . — Map (db m142731) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Marines and Navy FMF CorpsmenJacksonville National Cemetery
In Honor Of Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen Uncommon Valor is still a common Virtue Semper Fidelis Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society November 10, 2012 — Map (db m143147) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Mid-Westside JacksonvilleHistoric African-American Sites
By the 1930s the African-American community of Sugar Hill continued to expand north and west of West Eighth Street and spilled over into another region, Mid-Westside Jacksonville, defined by the following boundaries, I-95 (east), Martin Luther . . . — Map (db m149108) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Millers Creek
David Solomon Hill Miller, Englishman, first settled near here in 1799 and married Anna Hogans Bagley, widow, owner of a Spanish land grant of 300 acres west of this creek. D.S.H. Miller served Spain as Capt. Rural Militia of the St. Johns River, . . . — Map (db m59097) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Murrary Hill
Welcome to Murray Hill Established 1906 A Centennial Community MHPA Murray Hill Preservation Association Established in 1906, Murray Hill was developed after the Great Fire of 1901 devastated the downtown . . . — Map (db m148762) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Navy SeabeesJacksonville National Cemetery
Navy Seabees With Willing Hearts and Skillful Hands, the Difficult We do at Once, The Impossible Takes a Bit Longer Seabees Can Do We Build We Fight Map (db m143148) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — New FranceFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
"After... two months... Ribault made port in New France... [where] he discovered a very large and beautiful river ... Ribault erected a column of hard stone on the banks of this river ... The coat of arms of France was carved upon it." René . . . — Map (db m46575) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Norman Silent Film Studios
While Jacksonville bustled with the activity of motion picture filming during the years 1908 through 1916, by the early 1920s little of the industry remained in town. However, over on Laura Street in the Springfield section of Jacksonville, brothers . . . — Map (db m93419) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-742 — Old Brewster Hospital
Built in 1885 as a private residence, Old Brewster Hospital and Nursing Training School was the first medical facility to serve Jacksonville’s African-American community. Located in the LaVilla neighborhood, the hospital opened in 1901 through the . . . — Map (db m93261) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home1893-1938
Confederate Plot Section Six is the final resting place for the Confederate Veterans who resided at the Old Soldiers and Sailors Home, a refuge for aged and disabled Veterans. The Florida Soldiers Home Association was formed in 1888 with . . . — Map (db m57549) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Old Jacksonville Free Public Library
Old Jacksonville Free Public Library Built c. 1904 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m138105) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Old Philips Congregational Church
Constructed in c. 1887, the Old Philips Congregational Church is one of the few remaining structures dating from the old Philips Community. Later erased by twentieth century sub-divisions, this rural 19th century community was named after Albert . . . — Map (db m59098) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Operation Desert Shield 1990/Operation Desert Storm 1991
America’s strength lies in the men and women who prepare to defend the ideals of this great country to the fullest. The highest sacrifice anyone can make is to give one’s life so that universal freedom throughout the free world remains steadfast. . . . — Map (db m136285) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-774 — Oriental Gardens
Located two miles from downtown Jacksonville, south of Craig Creek in San Marco, Oriental Gardens charmed Jacksonville visitors and residents for nearly two decades. In 1925, George W. Clark began planting overflow from his botanical collection on a . . . — Map (db m93100) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Ortega's Most Famous Resident
Daniel McGirtt loved prosperously on this island (sometimes surreptitiously) during and immediately after the American Revolution. Originally from South Carolina he first sided with the colonists until he was betrayed by a fellow officer who coveted . . . — Map (db m147688) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Ossachite
Site of the ancient Timuquan Indian town of Ossachite from earliest times until about 1700 Jacksonville Historical Society 1931 — Map (db m148637) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Pearl HarborJacksonville National Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m143150) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery
Dating back to the 1840's, the Philips-Craig Swamp Cemetery was a community burial ground for the old Philips settlement originally located along both sides of Old Kings Road (St. Augustine Road). Later erased by twentieth century subdivisions, this . . . — Map (db m59099) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-819 — Pilot Town/Napoleon Bonaparte Broward
(side 1) Pilot Town The St. Johns River provided trade access that supported the economy of the Fort George Island plantations. Cotton and sugar from the plantations were transported on the river to trading posts. Early Spanish . . . — Map (db m106389) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Plantation CropsGrown for Profit and Sustenance
Cash crops, like sea island cotton, indigo, and sugar cane, made a profit for the owner. Other crops, like potatoes, okra, and yams, fed the families of both owners and slaves. Sea island cotton was highly prized because of its long, strong, . . . — Map (db m40143) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Plantation HouseHistory of a House
The House at the North end will be in the course of a month a very comfortable habitation, & in any other country a handsome situation. John McQueen, Jr., 1798 Planter John McQueen built the original portion of the house with the use of . . . — Map (db m145389) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Plantation SlaveryThe Many Faces of Slavery
The exploitation of enslaved people differed throughout the Americas. However, the bottom line was profit for the owner, while for the slave it was loss of freedom. Slaves were possessions. They were viewed as a valuable commodity to be bought . . . — Map (db m83539) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Ribault Monument
(Front): 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. (Back): Erected by the Florida Daughters of the American Revolution May First 1924 . . . — Map (db m46578) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Riverside Avondale Historic District
“Magnolia Plantation” and “Dell's Bluff,” plantations assembled from two early 19th century Spanish land grants, formed the core of the combined neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale. Platted in 1869, Riverside was . . . — Map (db m148757) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Robert E. Lee Southern MagnoliaCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia in 1807. He was a career military officer and at one point was superintendent of the West Point Military Academy in New York. On the eve of the Civil War, Lee was offered the command of the Union . . . — Map (db m142658) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Robert E. Lee SweetgumCamp Milton Historical Preserve
General Robert E. Lee was the brilliant Confederate leader whose military genius was probably the greatest single factor in keeping the Confederacy alive through the four years of the Civil War. Lee came from a distinguished family. His Virginia . . . — Map (db m142968) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Robert E. Lee SycamoreCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Robert E. Lee Sycamore grows at the immense plantation where the famous Confederate general was born. The thickly wooden acres of Stratford Hall were home to four generations of Lees, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis . . . — Map (db m142591) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Robert E. Lee Tulip PopularCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) was a brilliant military genius was probably the greatest single factor in keeping the confederacy alive through the four years of the Civil War. After the war’s end, Lee refused to express bitterness. “Abandon . . . — Map (db m142817) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — San Jose Country Club
San Jose Country Club built 1925 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m138107) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — San Jose Estates Administrative Building
San Jose Estates Administration Building Built 1925 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m138035) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-776 — San Marco
With the opening of the St. John's River Bridge in 1921, South Jacksonville became attractive to developers during the Florida land boom. In 1925, Jacksonville real estate developer Telfair Stockton began work on San Marco, an 80-acre . . . — Map (db m93303) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-842 — Sawpit Bluff Plantation
Side 1 Sawpit Bluff Plantation, located on Black Hammock Island, was built in the 1750s by Edmund Gray. The plantation was named for the sawpit excavated to accommodate the up and down motion of a vertical saw blade. The plantation house . . . — Map (db m92973) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-919 — Second Missionary Baptist Church of LaVilla
The founders of Second Missionary Baptist Church worshipped at Bethel Baptist Church with their slaves masters in the 1830s. They built their first separate wooden sanctuary in 1848 in the African American neighborhood of LaVilla. The first . . . — Map (db m101663) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Seminary Ridge White OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Seminary Ridge was the primary Confederate position west of Gettysburg for the final two days of the battle. For General Robert E. Lee, this ridge offered him high ground for observation of the distant Union line and an excellent. — Map (db m142876)
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Seminole War Blockhouse Site
Here stood the blockhouse erected for the defense of the settlers against the Indians during the Seminole War 1835-1842 — Map (db m70535) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Shiloh Silver MapleCamp Milton Historic Preserve
In Tennessee during the spring of 1862, the tranquility of the small log church called Shiloh was shattered by the sounds of battle. Cannons rumbled, rifle-shots cracked the air , and peach blossoms from nearby orchards “floated down on the . . . — Map (db m142653) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-464 — Sinking of the Maple Leaf
Approximately 15 miles up river from this point, the Union transport Maple Leaf was destroyed by a Confederate mine during the early morning hours of April 1, 1864. The Maple Leaf sank to the bottom of the St. Johns River after hitting . . . — Map (db m58347) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-66 — Site of Cow Ford
This narrow part of the St. Johns River, near a clear freshwater spring was a crossing point for Indians and early travelers. The Indian name Wacca Pilatka, meaning "Cow's Crossing", was shortened by the English to Cow Ford, and Jacksonville was . . . — Map (db m58715) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Skirmish at Cedar Creek
On March 1, 1864, ten days after the Confederate Victory at Olustee, Union and Confederate forces met along this road in a running skirmish. The fight started 2 to 3 miles west of here, 10am, when Union forces advanced out of Camp Mooney (Ellis Rd.) . . . — Map (db m63832) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Sky SoldiersJacksonville National Cemetery
Sky Soldiers The Florida Chapter Dedicates This memorial To The Sky Soldiers Of The 173rd Airborne Brigade Who Served With Honor — Map (db m143151) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsThe Lost Art of Tabby
Constructed nearly 200 hundred years ago, these cabins were home to enslaved people. Following emancipation, former slaves lived here and worked the land. Slowly, individuals and families moved away, leaving the buildings to fall into ruin. . . . — Map (db m40543) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsResistance
Slaves actively resisted bondage by purposefully slowing down their work pace, faking illness, or even mutilating themselves in order to lessen their value as human property. Resisting the inhumanity of their enslaved condition, slaves . . . — Map (db m40657) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsStrength to Survive
In front of you are the remains of 25 cabins, the homes of 60 to 80 men, women, and children. These people had the strength to survive the misery of slavery. Before dawn, slaves left for their day's labor, or to use their specialized skills. . . . — Map (db m40689) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsLooking Back
The island's landscape has changed dramatically since the plantation era. Gone are the roofs, fruit trees, wells, and garden plots. Trees and grasses now replace fields once tilled by slaves. To be a slave was to be a human being under . . . — Map (db m40847) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsVoices From the Past
The slave quarters were a place to find identity and strength through family, faith, and shared experiences. Many American traditions originate from the daily activities and beliefs of enslaved people. Practices that survive today revolve . . . — Map (db m41248) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave CabinsGrowing Up a Slave
From the earliest age, children were trained to do their parents' work. They were terrified of the punishment their parents endured. Parents taught their enslaved children strict obedience so they could survive. And yet, like children today, they . . . — Map (db m41272) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave Trade / La Traite d'EsclavesThe Port of Nantes / Le Port de Nantes
English: Once the Portuguese made successful transatlantic trading voyages, other European nations quickly followed. In the eighteenth century, the port of Nantes became the busiest French port involved in the European slave trade . . . — Map (db m145391) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slave Trade / La Traite d'EsclavesA Valuable Commodity / Une marchandise de grande valeur
English: Slavery has been a component of human history through time. Whether captured, purchased, or taken as spoils of war, enslaved people had wide-ranging experiences, but they all shared one thing in common: loss of freedom. . . . — Map (db m145392) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Slaves CabinsAt the Edge between Two Worlds
You are standing at the edge of two worlds. You are leaving the world of the owner and entering the world of the slave. The cabin ruins before you are a vivid testament to the generations of slaves who lived there. On them depended the . . . — Map (db m40120) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Soldiers of the American Revolution Associated with Jacksonville’s History
General John McIntosh (c.) 1756-1826 was born in Darien Georgia. He assisted botanist William Bartram 1773-1774, and in 1774 they explored along the St. Johns River. His activities during the Revolutionary War included serving as a captain, . . . — Map (db m138114) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-775 — South Jacksonville City Hall
Jacksonville’s Great Fire of May 3, 1901, destroyed a large a large part of the city and left nearly 10,000 people homeless. Numerous residents of the city relocated to other areas, including to the then-remote area of South Jacksonville, across the . . . — Map (db m138016) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Spanish PondFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
500 Spanish soldiers from St. Augustine marched four days through marsh, forest tangle, fierce wind, and heavy rainfall to an encampment near here. Exhausted and hungry they rested in a downpour; at dawn they attacked and captured France's Fort . . . — Map (db m46579) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-853 — St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church
This original sanctuary of the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church is one of the few remaining institutional buildings directly associated with the old community of Hansontown. Originally a farming cooperative established for black Union soldiers, . . . — Map (db m92954) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Staking a ClaimRibault Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
During the sixteenth century, France was determined to expand its empire. Spain, the world's leading power, already had a foothold in the Americas, and France wanted to share of the riches the Spanish were gaining through trade and plunder. France's . . . — Map (db m46574) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Stonewall Jackson Prayer OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The Stonewall Jackson prayer oak, still massive despite half of its hugh boughs having died, stands in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is believed to have sheltered one of the most famous of all the personalities of the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m142656) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Task SystemManaging Labor
Many crops were grown on the plantation, but sea island cotton produced the highest profit. Growing and processing it required a complex work structure. The task system was used to manage the many specialized requirements of sea island cotton . . . — Map (db m40499) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-149 — The Beginning
Here at the foot of Market St. stood a bay tree which served as the starting point for the original survey of Jacksonville in June 1822. Market was the first street laid off and named. A total of 20 squares were platted, bounded by Ocean, Duval, . . . — Map (db m58012) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Building of la CarolineFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
"Every one of us - noblemen, soldiers, workmen, sailors - worked hard to get our post ready to shelter us from the weather and protect us against enemies." Jacques le Moyne, 1564 la Caroline colonist and artist Measuring a piece of . . . — Map (db m46572) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The CarillonJacksonville National Cemetery
AMVETS Of Nassau County Post 2007 And AMVETS National Service Foundation AMVETS Department Of Florida Service Foundation Dedicated This Carillon As A Living Memorial To America’s Veterans Who Served Their Country Honorably For . . . — Map (db m143142) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Carling Hotel
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m138116) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Crossroads
The Arlington Crossroads was formed from 1800s wagon roads that connected thriving riverfront Spanish plantations and landings along the St. Johns River with the Richard Mill dam over Strawberry Creek. These roads were tied together and platted . . . — Map (db m143895) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Florida Medical Assn
On this site January 14, 1874 The Florida Medical Assn was founded in the office of Abel Seymour Baldwin, M.D. — Map (db m138816) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Harvey FarmJacksonville On The Edge Of The Civil War — Camp Milton Historic Preserve —
Historic Florida farm In 1889 Mr. Harvey built his home near the Camp Milton site. When the State of Florida purchased property for the establishment of Whitehouse Field, the Harvey home was moved to the town of Whitehouse. In 2002, the . . . — Map (db m143698) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-138 — The Huguenot Memorial Site
In 1562, when France was being torn by religious strife, Gaspard de Coligny, Admiral of France, sent two vessels to the New World in search of a refuge for the oppressed Huguenots. Leading the expedition was the Huguenot explorer, Jean Ribaut, who . . . — Map (db m33486) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Island of Ortega
Pre-European – Native Americans: Late Archaic, Timucuan, and Seminole Tribes. 1770-1775 – Abraham Jones was granted 2000 acres, then known as Maxton’s Creek Island, by King George III of England. He built a home and several small . . . — Map (db m147337) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
(Top) 1861  In Memory of the Women of Our Southland  1865 (Center) Let this mute but eloquent structure speak to generations to come, of a generation of the past. Let it repeat perpetually the imperishable story . . . — Map (db m58820) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-508 — The Mungen House
This frame vernacular house was built in 1928 for Doane Martin Mungen, Sr. (1872-1948) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Mungen (1874-1955). It is located in the Oakland neighborhood, which was platted in 1869, and emerged in the 1870s as a working class . . . — Map (db m58750) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Plaza BuildingHistoric Landmark
The Plaza Building First Built Circa 1863 By the Chief Surgeon of the Confederate Army. Rebuilt circa 1902 after the Great Fire of 1901. Restored 1985 This property has been placed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m138802) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The River of MayFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
"[H]aving landed [on the River of May's shore]... we saw the chief of that country, ... he ... showed such enthusiasm that he almost lost his composure. He came up to us... repeating ...'friend, friend.'" Captain René de Laundonnière, 1564 . . . — Map (db m46555) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The St. JohnsA River of Many Names
(side 1) Discovered by Juan Bono Quexos, 1520 • First named Rio de Corrientes by Spain • Explored by Pedro Menendez • Called Riviere de Mai by France, 1562-4 • San Mateo, Salamototo and Picolata were among its other Spanish names • Its . . . — Map (db m129642) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Tension Of WarJacksonville On The Edge Of The Civil War — Camp Milton Historic Preserve —
Confronting the enemy "In this imposing waterfront home lived Mrs. Sarah Reed and her younger sister , Miss Julianna James. Miss James, a beauty of her day, hurriedly dressed in her best in time to answer the captain’s knock. The Captain . . . — Map (db m143694) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Third Union InvasionJacksonville On The Edge Of The Civil War — Camp Milton Historic Preserve —
The Third Union invasion was significant because it was the first deployment of African American troops in Florida by the federal government. The 33rd USCT (United States Colored Troops), formerly known as the 1st South Carolina Colored Infantry . . . — Map (db m143682) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Ultimate SacrificeJacksonville National Cemetery
In Honor Of Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice In Service To The United States Of America And The Families They Left Behind. The Sacrifice Will Not Be Forgotten. — Map (db m143140) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Timucuan FriendsFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
"[The Timucuans] brought us grains of roasted maize,... smoked lizards or other wild animals... and various kinds of roots, some for foods, others for medicine. And when they discovered that we were more interested in metals and minerals, they . . . — Map (db m46571) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Timucuan PreserveFort Caroline National Monument — Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve —
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 . . . — Map (db m46576) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Treaty Live OakCamp Milton Historic Preserve
A legendary landmark in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, this majestic live oak tree is said to have sheltered settlers and natives during peace treaty talks. In the early 1900’s, an amusement park stood on the site, and today, it is the park . . . — Map (db m142991)
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Ulysses S. Grant SycamoreCamp Milton Historic Preserve
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president, Republican , was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. His father, a tanner, moved the family to Georgetown, Ohio. Grant entered West Point in 1839 and later served in the Mexican-American War. His . . . — Map (db m142970) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — #148 — United States Railroad Administration Locomotive
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark United States Railroad Administration Locomotive Atlantic Coast Line Class P-5a 4-6-2 No. 1504   1919 During the World-War I emergency, American railroads were placed under the . . . — Map (db m59100) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-905 — Van Zant House
Musicians Ronnie, Donnie, and Johnny Van Zant spent their formative years growing up in this house with their sisters and parents between the 1950s and 1980s. A serendipitous foul ball hit by Ronnie Van Zant at a nearby park struck future bandmate . . . — Map (db m120254) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Vietnam POW*MIA MemorialPOW-MIA Memorial and Museum
Dedicated to those Killed in Action, Missing in Action, Prisoners of War and Veterans who served in Southeast Asia, 1960 – 1973. — Map (db m136160) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Vietnam War MemorialJacksonville National Cemetery
In memory of all veterans that served during the Vietnam War 1961-1975 — Map (db m143542) WM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-777 — Villa Alexandria
Villa Alexandria, built in the 1870s as the winter home of Alexander and Martha Mitchell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once stood near here. Martha Mitchell's brother, Harrison Reed, served as Florida Governor from 1868-73 and lived nearby on the south . . . — Map (db m93119) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — WaterwaysA Link to the World
Where there is now a tranquil river scene, a dock hustled and bustled with activity during the plantation era. Cotton bales were sent to market, and slaves and finished goods were brought here by boat. Most plantations were located along . . . — Map (db m145388) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Yellow Bluff FortDedicated to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who defended Jacksonville, 1861-1865.
A Confederate earthworks designed and located by General Robert E. Lee as one of a series of forts for the defense of the Saint Johns River. This fort was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces during the course of the war and is today in its . . . — Map (db m33458) HM

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