Jacksonville News

SUSAN R. PARKER: Spanish struggled to accept women as leaders

St. Augustine Record

Date: 3/11/2017 9:14:00 PM

In the 1620s, the cacica of the mission town of San Juan del Puerto at the mouth of the St. Johns River rebelled against the Spanish. Then she attacked the Spanish soldiers who were escorting her brother and her relatives to St. Augustine to be dealt with

Read More

ADS Presents – Women of Aviation Week Featuring Kara Swensen


Date: 3/11/2017 6:36:00 PM

I have been skydiving with the Army’s Golden Knights and hang-gliding twice. I flew 50 feet off the St. Johns River in a P-51 Mustang, made high-speed passes in a British Gnat from the movie Hot Shots, flew aerobatic routines with Sean D. Tucker and

Read More

Man's body pulled from St. Johns River near JaxPort

News 4 Jax

Date: 3/11/2017 2:25:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man's body was pulled from the St. Johns River on Saturday morning between the Jacksonville Port Authority's cruise terminal and the TraPac marine terminal, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police said the U.S. Coast

Read More

11 Hot Spots to Avoid on Spring Break -- and Where to Go Instead


Date: 3/11/2017 8:40:00 AM

I'm sure that "expensive" is a relative term, but I don't think any of those places listed offers a room rate I could've afforded while in college. I suppose a group could split a suite 4-6 ways, but that's a good-sized cost. I do hear that a large number

Read More


St. Augustine Record

Date: 3/10/2017 9:07:00 PM

Waterway debris to be removed from river The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has started removing debris related to Hurricane Matthew from the St. Johns River. Contractors began along the Julington Creek shoreline and will continue working

Read More

2:43:14 PM
11/23/2017 - Thanksgiving
12/25/2017 - Christmas
What's New!
Featured Business
2748 Park st
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Add your business
Jacksonville Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

Jacksonville is the largest city in the State of Florida by population and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with an estimated population in 2013 of 842,583, it is the most populous city proper in Florida and the Southeast, and the 13th most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.

Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles south of the Georgia state line and about 340 miles north of Miami. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States. Under British rule, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and Cowford to the British. A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.

Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its riverine location facilitates two U.S. Navy bases and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport. Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. As with much of Florida, tourism is also important to the Jacksonville area, particularly tourism related to golf. In 2012, Jacksonville was listed as a "sufficiency" world city in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory, ranking alongside cities such as Abuja and Tulsa. People from Jacksonville may be called "Jacksonvillians" or "Jaxsons" (also spelled "Jaxons").
Jacksonville Restaurants
Nearby Coastal Towns
32 miles
59 miles
78 miles
120 miles
121 miles
138 miles
166 miles
182 miles

Quick Links
Jacksonville News
Jacksonville Photos
Jacksonville Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2017, Coastal Town
Privacy    |    Legal