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.
Port in NE Fla., on the St. Johns River.
Name for a number of cities and towns in the United States, including the largest city in Florida.
Origin of jacksonville
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.
was organized to develop a waterway from Jacksonville to Biscayne Bay by connecting with canals the St Johns, Matanzas, and Halifax rivers, Mosquito Lagoon, Indian river, Lake Worth, Hillsboro river, New river, and Snake Creek; in 1908 this vast undertaking was completed.