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Jacksonville is located in Duval County and it is the county seat. It lies between Daytona Beach and the Georgia state line along Interstate 95, on the banks of the St Johns River.

There is also a Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Jacksonville has a 400-year history. In 1562, Jean Ribault sailed into what he named the River of May, now the St. Johns, to establish a refuge for French Huguenots. The French left and over the years, the area changed hands between Britain and Spain. Following Spain's cession of the Floridas to the United States in 1821, a settlement formed. Isaiah D. Hart surveyed the village and named it Jacksonville for Gen. Andrew Jackson. During the Civil War, the town was burned and deserted several times.

Today Jacksonville is a major port with beaches and numerous waterways, a financial center and home to Navy bases, a Mayo Clinic medical center, Jacksonville Zoological Gardens, and more than 700,000 residents.

Courtyard By Marriott Mayo Clinic/Jacksonville | Flagler Career Institute | Trinity Baptist College | University Of North Florida | Zoe College Inc |
Art Charlie's Art Gallery | Theatre Jacksonville |
Education University of North Florida |
Florida State Parks Amelia Island State Recreation Area |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Strickland's Seafood Cafe | Truffles Restaurant |
History Jacksonville Historical Center | Museum of Science and Industry |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Jacksonville Courtyard at JT Butler Blvd | Jacksonville Hilton & Towers | San Marco Point House |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Ben Reichenbach Realtor | Daryl Singleton Realtor | First Coast Auction and Realty | Lee Corbin Realtor | Ortega River Club |
RV campgrounds and dealers Huguenot Memorial Park |
Science Museum of Science and History |
Shopping Alice Leverett Original Dolls | AntiqueJades | Fur Rugs & Mink Blankets International | Hospice Northeast Earl B Hadlow Center | Oak Emporium |
Transportation Corporate Airways |

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03/27 Coming to The area
Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Cedar Key FL April13-14 Saunter down Historic 2nd Street while enjoying fine art from a select group of incredibly talented artists. Award-winning fine art: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography.