Settlements in Duval County, Florida: Cities in Duval County, Florida, Towns in Duval County, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlantic Beach Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158001798

Published: June 12th 2010

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48 pages


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Settlements in Duval County, Florida: Cities in Duval County, Florida, Towns in Duval County, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlantic Beach  by  Books LLC

Settlements in Duval County, Florida: Cities in Duval County, Florida, Towns in Duval County, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlantic Beach by Books LLC
June 12th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781158001798 | 4.77 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Cities in Duval County, Florida, Towns in Duval County,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Cities in Duval County, Florida, Towns in Duval County, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlantic Beach, Florida, Neptune Beach, Florida, Baldwin, Florida, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Excerpt: Jacksonville, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The history of European-American Jacksonville has spanned hundreds of years, preceded by thousands of years of indigenous cultures. Anthropologists called the first settlement in the area, Ossachite, occupied more than 6,000 years ago in the Archaic period by indigenous peoples. On Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a University of North Florida team has discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BC.

By the 16th century the area was inhabited by Timucua peoples, including the Mocama. European explorers first arrived in 1562, when French Huguenot explorer Jean Ribault charted the St. Johns River. At this time the most powerful Native American group in the area were the Mocama chiefdom known as the Saturiwa. Ren Goulaine de Laudonnire established the first European settlement at Fort Caroline two years later.

On September 20, 1565, a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish settlement of St. Augustine attacked Fort Caroline, and killed nearly all the French soldiers defending it. The Spanish renamed it Fort San Mateo. With the destruction of the French forces at Fort Caroline, St. Augustines position as the most important settlement in Florida was solidified. Spain ceded Florida to the British in 1763 following their victory in the Seven Years War.

Britain ceded control to Spain in 1783, following defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The first permanent settlement in modern Jacksonville was settled as Cowf... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=60613



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