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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Where is Jacksonville, Florida, USA? 

Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA

Spain ceded Florida to the British in 1763 after the French and Indian War, and the British soon constructed the King's Road connecting St. Augustine to Georgia. The road crossed the St. Johns River at a narrow point, which the Seminole called Wacca Pilatka and the British called the Cow Ford; these names ostensibly reflect the fact that cattle were brought across the river there... Britain ceded control of the territory back to Spain in 1783, after its defeat in the American Revolutionary War, and the settlement at the Cow Ford continued to grow. After Spain ceded the Florida Territory to the United States in 1821, American settlers on the north side of the Cow Ford decided to plan a town, laying out the streets and plats. They soon named the town Jacksonville, after Andrew Jackson. Led by Isaiah D. Hart, residents wrote a charter for a town government, which was approved by the Florida Legislative Council on February 9, 1832.wikipedia


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Jacksonville, Florida, USA - 666 Malarial Preparation
Made in Jacksonville, FL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

666 Malarial Preparation
Made in Jacksonville, FL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, USA - Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Laura Street Cor. Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA - St. John's Episcopal Church
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

St. John's Episcopal Church
Jacksonville, Florida, USA - Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Life Guard Station, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

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1565 - Storm destroys French fleet
The French lose their bid to control the Atlantic coast of North America when a storm smashes their ...Read MORE...

1822 - Jacksonville, Florida founded

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February 8, 1835 - A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL. Orange trees were killed to the roots.

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1864 - Februray 7 - Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida

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1886 - July 19 - A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville.

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1888 - Yellow fever epidemic struck, 40% of Jacksonville population fled, over 400 died

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News  1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A Cheerless Day. The Situation in Jacksonville Constantly Grows Worse. Confined to Jacksonville.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 8 - A private letter from a prominent physician in Winter Park, Fla. states...Read MORE...

News  1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida - ...Read MORE...

1912 - February 8 - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

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1916
Jacksonville, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Duval co., Fla., is situated on the left or ...Read MORE...

News  1926 - NEGRO AVIATRIX IS KILLED IN CRASH. NEGRESS AND PUBLICITY MAN FALL TO DEATH IN PLANE CRASH.
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Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. - WILLIAM D. WILLS, 24, Dallas, Tex. and...Read MORE...

1949 - September 15 - WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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News  1959 - PILOT KILLED IN JET CRASH ABOARD CARRIER.
Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) - Fire at sea followed the crash of a Navy jet plane aboard the aircraft...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Carmicheal
flag  Hattie CARMICHEAL (24 July 1882, Jacksonville, Florida, USA - 20 April 1916, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Maxwiel
flag  A. C. MAXWIEL (15 February 1904, Jacksonville, Florida, USA - 19 December 1925, Stuart, Florida, USA (Potsdam))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Higgins
flag  Laurence Gordon HIGGINS (31 March 1899, Chelsea, Maine, USA (Togus) - 27 May 1962, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) gravestone

Manseau
flag  Aurora/Aurore Eva MANSEAU (25 April 1920, Warren, Massachusetts, USA - 19 November 1974, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Charles H. SMITH (1832, , New York, USA - 19 March 1877, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)

Speirs
flag  John A.Y. SPEIRS (12 May 1878, , Ontario, Canada - 22 November 1922, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)

Utter
flag  John M. UTTER (1837, , New York, USA - 7 February 1867, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
 

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