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Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of Jacksonville's population was estimated to beJacksonville is centered on the banks of the St.
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At the time of contact with Europeans, all Mocama villages in present-day Jacksonville were part of the powerful chiefdom known as the Saturiwacentered around the mouth of the St. Johns River. French Huguenot explorer Jean Ribault charted the St. Johns River incalling it the River of May because that was the month of his discovery. Ribault erected a stone column at his landing site near the Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 mouth, claiming the newly discovered land for France.
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On September 20,a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish Florixa of St. Augustine attacked Fort Carolineand killed nearly all the French soldiers defending it. Augustine's position as the most important settlement in Florida was solidified.
The location of Fort Caroline is subject to debate but a reconstruction of the fort was established on the St. Johns River in Augustine to Georgia. The road crossed the St. Johns River at a narrow point, which Married wife want casual sex Norfolk County Seminole called Wacca Pilatka and the British called the Cow Ford ; these names ostensibly reflect the fact that cattle were brought across the river there.
As a result, the northeastern Florida area prospered economically more than it had under the Spanish. After Spain ceded the Florida Territory to the United States inAmerican settlers on the north side of the Cow Ford decided to plan a town, laying Beautiful ladies looking seduction Olympia the streets and plats.
They named the town Jacksonville, after President Andrew Jackson. Led by Isaiah D. Hartresidents Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 a charter for a town government, which was approved by the Florida Legislative Council on February 9, During the American Civil WarJacksonville was a key supply point for hogs and cattle being shipped from Florida to feed the Confederate forces.
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In the Skirmish of the Brick Church inConfederates won their first victory in the state.
Johns Bluffand occupied Jacksonville in Slaves escaped to freedom in Union lines. Union forces retreated to Jacksonville and held the city for the remainder of the war. Floridx and the long occupation left the city disrupted after the war.
Augustine became popular winter resorts for the rich and 32258. Visitors arrived by steamboat and later by railroad. The city's tourism, however, was dealt major blows in the late 19th century by yellow fever outbreaks. In addition, extension of the Florida East Coast Railway further south drew visitors to other areas.
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Spanish moss at a nearby mattress factory was quickly engulfed in flames and enabled the fire to spread rapidly. In merely eight hours, it swept through city blocks, destroyed over 2, buildings, left about 10, homeless and killed seven Gympie cock sex forum. The Confederate Monument in Hemming Park was one of the few landmarks to survive the fire. Governor William Sherman Jennings declared martial law and sent the state militia to maintain order; on May 17, municipal authority resumed.
Known as the " Great Fire of ", it was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and Blogs xxx sanford nc largest urban fire in the southeastern United States.
Architect Henry John Klutho was a primary figure in the reconstruction of the city. The Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 multi-story structure built by Klutho Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 the Dyal-Upchurch Building in James Buildingbuilt on the previous site of the St. James Hotel that burned down, was built in as Klutho's crowning achievement. In the s, New York—based filmmakers were attracted to Jacksonville's warm climate, exotic locations, excellent rail access, and cheap labor.
Over the course of the decade, more than 30 silent film studios were established, earning Jacksonville the title of "Winter Film Capital of the World". However, the emergence of Hollywood as a major film production center ended the city's film industry. The U.
Navy became a major employer and economic force during the s and the Second World War, constructing two Navy bases in the city and the U. Marine Corps establishing Blount Island Command. Jacksonville, like most large cities in the United States, Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 from negative effects of rapid urban sprawl after World War II.
The construction of federal highways was a kind of subsidy that enabled development of Flogida housing, and wealthier, better established residents moved to newer housing in the suburbs.
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After World War II, the government of the city of Jacksonville began to increase spending to fund new public building projects in the postwar economic boom. Mayor W. Haydon Burns ' Jacksonville Story resulted in the construction of a new city hall, civic auditorium, public library and other projects that created a dynamic sense of civic pride.
Development of suburbs led to a growing middle class outside of the urban core. It resulted in Jacksonville's urban core's population experiencing poverty at a higher rate. Given the postwar migration of residents, businesses, and jobs, the city's tax base declined. It had difficulty funding Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258, sanitation, and traffic Jacjsonville within the city limits.
In addition, residents in unincorporated suburbs had difficulty obtaining municipal services, such as sewage and building code enforcement.
Ina study recommended that the city of Jacksonville begin annexing outlying communities in order to create the needed larger geographic tax base to improve services throughout the county. Voters outside the city limits rejected annexation plans in six Jacksonvlle between and The city's largest ethnic group, non-Hispanic white,  declined from On December 29, the Hotel Roosevelt fire killed 22 people, the highest one-day death toll in Jacksonville.
Augustinecausing major damage to buildings in North Florida. Hurricane Dora was the Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 hurricane to make a direct hit to North Florida. In the mid s, corruption scandals arose among city officials, who were mainly part of a traditional conservative Democratic network Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 had dominated politics for decades.
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After a grand jury was convened to investigate, 11 officials Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 indicted and more were forced to resign. Jacksonville Jacksonivlleled by J. Daniel and Claude Yatesbegan to win more support during this period, from both inner-city blacks, who wanted more involvement in government after passage of civil rights legislation restored their ability to vote, and whites in the suburbs, who wanted more services and more control over the central city.
In all 15 of Duval County's public high schools lost their accreditation.
This added momentum to proposals for government reform. Lower taxes, increased economic development, unification of the community, better public spending, and effective administration by a more central authority were all cited as reasons for a new consolidated government. When Adult want real sex Jacksonville Florida 32258 consolidation referendum was held invoters approved the plan.
On October 1,the city and county governments merged to create the Consolidated City of Jacksonville. Tommy Hazouri helped add environmental regulations and reduce odor pollution during his single term as mayor, which began in Austin oversaw the city's purchase and refurbishing of the St.
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James Buildingwhich would eventually become Jacksonville's city hall. The Better Jacksonville Planpromoted as a blueprint for Jacksonville's future and approved by Jacksonville voters inauthorized a half-penny sales tax.
In OctoberHurricane Matthew caused major flooding and damage to Jacksonville, Jacksonville BeachAtlantic Beach and Neptune Beachthe first such damage in the area since According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of Jacksonville surrounds the town of Baldwin.
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While still in the North American Coastal plain, the topograpy begins to take on slight Piedmont characteristics. Like the Central Florida ridge and the Piedmont, the area begins sloping several miles inland.
On the west-side of Jacksonville a series of low ridges predominates. The high point of Jacksonville rises to feet above sea level on Trail Ridge just along the boundary with Baker County.