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The Beginning Marker, Jacksonville FL

This is located at the City Hall in Jacksonville, Florida.

The text on the marker reads as :

" Here at the foot of Market St. stood a bay tree which served as the starting point for the original survey of Jacksonville in June 1822. Market was the first street laid off and named. A total of 20 squares were platted, bounded by Ocean, Duval, Catherine and Bay Sts. One of the first lots sold for $12 and was in the center of the present courthouse block."

Sponsors: Jacksonville Historical Society, Florida Historical Society and the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Latitude, Longitude

30.19523056, -81.39271111

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; The Beginning Marker; Market Street; Ocean Street; Duval Street; Duval County (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Jacksonville.


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