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Jacksonville

Duval County,

Florida

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"The Bold New City of the South," "The River City by the Sea," "The River City"


The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.


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Zip Codes

32202, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32222, 32223, 32224, 32225, 32226, 32244, 32256, 32257, 32258, 32259

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Jacksonville is approximately 805,605 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 267,148 (1990).

The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 1964.95 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 758.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 314.23 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jacksonville to Washington DC is 649 miles. The distance to the Florida state capital is 157 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jacksonville is positioned 30.33 degrees north of the equator and 81.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Jacksonville miscellany.

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Location

Jacksonville location: on the northeast corner of Florida near the Georgia border. It is near the mouth of the St. Johns River. The river flows north for 310 miles and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Mayport.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Jacksonville is temperate year-round with 220 sunny days! There are mild winters and hot summers with high humiditycreating a high heat index during hot weather. Daily thunderstorms are common in the summer afternoons. Occasional freezing temperatures may occur in winter. Snow does fall, but it is very rare and usually melts upon touching the ground. Hurricanes rarely cause a problem in the area but the hurricane conditions do reach the city from other parts of the stte.
The weather in Jacksonville is moderate. Here is a weather page for the Jacksonville area.
Jacksonville average annual rainfall is 52 inches per year
Jacksonville average annual precipitation is 52.4 inches per year.
Jacksonville average temperature is 72.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 58 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 78 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Jacksonville history:

Jacksonville was named for General Andrew Jackson, the territory's first military governor.

The Timucuan Indians were the actual first "settlers" of this area. Next came the Spanish in 1513 with the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon. The French came to what is now Jacksonville and built Fort Caroline in 1564. They lost the area only a year later to the Spanish, who built a settlement in St. Augustine. In 1738, just north of St. Augustine, Fort Mose was established as the first community of freed black slaves in the USA.

By 1821, Florida became a US Territory and only a year later, at "Cowford" a portion of the St. Johns River where cows were ferried across, Jacksonville was founded, named for Andrew Jackson. By the mid-1800's, Jacksonville was touted as the winter playground for those in the cold northern portions of the country. They called it the "winter city in summerland." Tourists came from all over to take in the warm sunshine and wonderful climate.

In 1901 a terrible fire burned 2,368 buildings in the downtown Jacksonville area. Though an awful disaster, it helped the downtown area to renovate and improve the city. Though it experienced the same downturns during the depression of the 1930's as the rest of the country, it also experienced great resilience after World War II. In 1968, the city and county joined together which made the largest city in the contiguous 48 states - geographically.

A history page for Jacksonville.

historical places to see in the area.
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Attractions

Jacksonville attractions:

Jacksonville is the largest city in the lower 48 states in the United States with 758.7 square miles. Sitka, Alaska is the largest city in land area overall. Jacksonville is the largest city in size in Florida, but also the most populated with more than twice the number of people than the city of Miami. (3-2001)

Some of the things to see and places to go in Jacksonville are:
Our 20+ miles of white, wonderful beach are nearby, Cummer Gallery of Art and the formal gardens, Jacksonville Zoological Park, Jacksonville Museum of Science and History and the Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Jacksonville has over 14,000 hotel rooms and over 1,000 restaurants!

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

The Jacksonville Suns
An AA minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers

Jacksonville, Florida is home to Alltel Stadium which is home to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Pro Football team

The Friendship Fountain
This attraction was built in 1965 and is known as the World's Tallest and Largest fountain.

First port of entry for the Holy Bible
Home of the Western Hemisphere's longest CONCRETE Cable-stayed bridge (Napoleon Bonapardte Broward Bridge)
Site of the first recorded Christian Prayer in the New World
Site of the OLDEST civilization in North America
The oldest skyscraper in Florida is located here (Dyal-Upchurch building)

Here is a photo gallery of Jacksonville.

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