First Settlers At Ruby, Florida

First Settlers At Ruby, Florida (HM1324)

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Duval County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 17.306', W 81° 23.592'

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In 1883 construction of the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad was begun to serve this undeveloped area. The track was narrow-gauge, running 16.54 miles from the south bank of the St. Johns River to the beach. The first settlers were William Edward Scull, a civil engineer and surveyor, and his wife Eleanor Kennedy Scull. They lived in a tent two blocks east of Pablo Historical Park. A second tent was the general store and post office. On August 22, 1884 Mrs. Scull was appointed postmaster. mail was dispatched by horse and buggy up the beach to Mayport, and from there to Jacksonville by steamer. The Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad company sold lots and housing construction began. The Sculls built the first house in 1884 on their tent site. The settlement was named Ruby for their first daughter. On May 13, 1886 the town was renamed Pablo Beach. On June 15, 1925, the name was changed to Jacksonville Beach.
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HM NumberHM1324
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Marker NumberF-305
Year Placed1984
Placed ByBeaches Area Historical Society, Inc. Centennial Year in Cooperation with Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462186 N 3350812
Decimal Degrees30.28843333, -81.39320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.306', W 81° 23.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 18.36" N, 81° 23' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-443 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250, US
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