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.
(place) 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.
Jacksonville Sentence Examples
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.
The eight in 1905 were Jacksonville (35,301), Tampa (22,823), Pensacola (21,505), Key West (20,498), Live Oak (7200), Lake City (6409), Gainesville (J413), and St Augustine (5121).
The important coast towns were readily captured by Union forces; Fernandina, Pensacola and St Augustine in 1862, and Jacksonville in 1863; but an invasion of the interior in 1864 failed, the Union forces being repulsed in a battle at Olustee (on the 20th of February 1864).
He practised law at Jacksonville from 1883 to 1887, when he removed to Lincoln, Nebraska.
From 1830 to 1844 he was president of Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, and subsequently filled pastorates at the Salem Street church, Boston (1844-1855), and the Congregational church at Galesburg, Illinois (1855-1871).