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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29IE_french-huguenots-in-north-america_Jacksonville-FL.html
Side 1: This marker commemorates the French Huguenot landing near this site on May 1, 1562, and their lives as colonists on the land until 1565. Hoping to escape religious persecution in Western Europe, the Huguenots set sail to this un-colonized…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29FZ_van-zant-house_Jacksonville-FL.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21PN_pablo-beach-post-office_Jacksonville-Beach-FL.html
The Pablo Beach Post Office was built in 1903, and used as the post office for the area until 1908. While this building was in use, the town was known as Pablo Beach until 1925 when it was renamed Jacksonville Beach. This building was the first bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21M1_oesterreicher-mccormick-homestead_Jacksonville-Beach-FL.html
The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead was built in 1873, and is one of the oldest remaining homes in the Beaches area. The building is a rare example of cracker-style architecture that was used in Florida. One of the main features of this architec…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LY_pablo-beach-fec-foremans-house_Jacksonville-Beach-FL.html
The Pablo Beach FEC Foreman's House was built in 1900 by the Florida East Coast Railway after it was bought by Henry Flagler. The house was built for the use of the local section foreman and his family, and represents a standard design used by the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21G4_beaches-museum-chapel_Jacksonville-Beach-FL.html
The Beaches Museum Chapel, also known as the old St. Paul's Episcopal By-The-Sea, is one of the oldest remaining structures at the Beaches. It was built in 1887 two blocks south of this location and two blocks south from the ocean in what is now J…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21G3_mayport-depot_Jacksonville-Beach-FL.html
The Mayport Depot was built in 1900 for the Florida East Coast Railway when Henry Flagler expanded the line running up to Mayport from a narrow gauge track to a standard gauge track. The new standard gauge line also provided transport for people c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20B8_pilot-town-napoleon-bonaparte-broward_Jacksonville-FL.html
(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 seamen called t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM209W_combat-team-camp-atlantic-beach_Atlantic-Beach-FL.html
Constructed by the U.S. Army in 1942, Combat Team Camp Atlantic Beach was the headquarters of the Harbor Defenses of Jacksonville during World War II. The camp was tasked with defending Florida's Atlantic coast from Axis invasion following the sin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X2C_second-missionary-baptist-church-of-lavilla-historical_Jacksonville-FL.html
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 sanctu…
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