port in NE Fla., on the St. Johns River: pop. 736,000
Origin of Jacksonvilleafter A. Andrew Jackson
A city of northeast Florida near the mouth of the Saint Johns River. It was settled in the late 1700s on the site of a Huguenot colony (1564–1565) that was destroyed by Spanish forces from St. Augustine. Jacksonville is now a major port and commercial center.
- Name for a number of cities and towns in the United States, including the largest city in Florida.
From Jackson + -ville; most are named for a person with the surname of Jackson, including many named for former United States President Andrew Jackson.