Origin of Jacksonvilleafter 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.x
- 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.
- The average annual fall of snow throughout the state is about 90 in., but at Jacksonville near the S.
- The city is the seat of the state asylum for feeble-minded children (established at Jacksonville in 1865 and removed to Lincoln in 1878), and of Lincoln College (Presbyterian) founded in 1865.
- From about the middle of the peninsula, empties into the Atlantic a short distance below Jacksonville, and is navigable for about 250 m.
- The Southern railway penetrates the state as far as Jacksonville, over the tracks of the Atlantic Coast Line.
- The four in 1900 were: Jacksonville (28,429); Pensacola (1 7,747); Key West (17,114); and Tampa (15,839).