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  • Top Rated Elementary Schools in Jacksonville Created: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Unfortunately, Duval County is not one of the higher-performing school districts in Florida -- in fact Schooldigger.com ranks Duval County 56th out of 67 Florida counties. Nevertheless, there are m...
  • What are the worst neighborhoods in Jacksonville? Created: Thursday, September 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    In many ways, what constitutes a "bad" neighborhood is in the eye of the beholder. There is one standard to use that never fails: the crime rate.
  • December 2013 Events in Jacksonville Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013
    December 2013 in Jacksonville features an variety of holiday and non-holiday themed events.
  • About the St. John's River Created: Friday, May 24, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013
    At 310 miles, the St. John’s River is the longest in the state of Florida. The change in elevation from the source to the mouth at the Atlantic Ocean is less than 30 feet. Because of this, th...
  • Isaiah David Hart - Founder of Jacksonville Created: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013
    In June 1822, Isaiah David Hart enlisted the help of a few other individuals and began planning for what was to become the city of Jacksonville, Florida
  • Alfred I. du Pont Bio Created: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Alfred Irenee du Pont, of the famed du Pont chemical company, was an extremely accomplished individual in addition to being a colorful personality. Known for being the family rebel, du Pont was bor...
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
    Castillo de San Marcos is a fort in St. Augustine, Florida that was originally built as a defense against pirates. The oldest fort in the lower 48 states to be built out of masonry, it was started ...
  • Wayne Weaver - Jacksonville Famous Residents Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
    It is only fitting that Wayne Weaver and his wife Dolores enjoy their place among the Pride of the Jaguars. It is largely due to the deep-seated passion Dolores possesses for making the world a bet...
  • Kingsley Plantation Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
    Fort George Island in Jacksonville is home to the Kingsley Plantation, a producer of Sea Island cotton and other crops during Florida’s plantation period from 1763 to 1865
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013
    Fort Caroline, founded in 1564 and located in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first French colony in the United States. Though the fort only stood for a year, before being destroyed by a Spanish fle...
  • A. Philip Randolph - Civil Rights & Labor Leader Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013
    The works of A. Philip Randolph demonstrate true strength, determination and perseverance of human rights throughout the 20th century. Randolph was involved with many notable contributions to the C...
  • Jacksonville September 2013 Event Calendar Created: Thursday, August 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Last month's back-to-school means a slowdown of activity in Jacksonville, at least for now. While September is by no means action packed, there's still plenty to do in Jacksonville.
  • Getting Help With Your JEA Bill Created: Friday, August 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013
    Jacksonville Electric Authority, or JEA for short, has been the premier supplier of electricity, water, and sewage treatment for the city of Jacksonville and many other areas since 1978.
  • High-Speed Internet Options in Jacksonville Created: Friday, August 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013
    Are you new to Jacksonville and looking for high-speed Internet? Service options can be drastically different from city to city, and a move out of a particular region may mean you'll need to find a...
  • Recycling in Jacksonville Created: Friday, August 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013
    During 2000, an analysis in Florida showed just how tremendous the impact of recycling was on the state's economy and employment. Surprisingly, Florida gained nearly $62 million in tax revenues fro...
  • August 2013 Event Calendar Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Where do fossils, back to school, The Backstreet Boys and TEDx talks come together? In Jacksonville of course. August 2013 brings an eclectic mix of entertainment.
  • Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville Created: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013
    Jacksonville was awarded Super Bowl XXXIX in 2000, giving the city five years with which to plan and prepare.
  • Global Warming's Local Impact: Jacksonville Created: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013
    How will Jacksonville and the surrounding area be affected by future climate change? The latest climate models predict a dire situation, albeit one living generations may not feel too many effects ...
  • Fred Taylor - Jaguars Greatest Players Created: Sunday, July 21, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013
    His 11,695 career rushing yards places him 15th in career rushing yards. Fred Taylor is also the Jacksonville Jaguar franchise record holder in a number of categories including career rushing attem...
  • Tony Boselli - Jaguars Greatest Players Created: Sunday, July 21, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013
    Born in California's Central Valley in the 1970s, Tony Boselli grew big and strong in the North American epicenter of agriculture. He turned out to be a dominating force on the Fairview High School...
  • Jimmy Smith - Jaguars Greatest Players Created: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    Former Jaguars wide-receiver Jimmy Smith was born in Detroit and raised in Jackson, MS. He attended high school at Callway in Jackson, and he went on to star at Jackson State University.
  • Mark Brunell - Jaguars Greatest Players Created: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    Mark Allen Brunell was born in Los Angeles in September of 1970. He loved football even as a child, and as starting QB led his high school team the two league championships and an appearance in the...
  • July 2013 Events in Jacksonville Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    July in Jacksonville may be hot, but at least there's plenty to do. Check out our event calendar for Jacksonville for the month of July 2013, featuring national comedians and other events.
  • Jacksonville, FL in the Great Depression Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    Jacksonville suffered high unemployment and was one of the first Florida cities to set up an unemployed workers fund: about 40 percent of the population needed financial assistance.
  • John Archibald Wheeler - Famous Jacksonville Residents Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    John Archibald Wheeler, known as Johnny Wheeler to his friends, was born in Jacksonville on July 9th of 1911. An engaged and bright young boy, he grew up in a family of librarians who treasured kno...
  • Henrietta C. Dozier Biography Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    Henrietta C. Dozier was a brilliant architect, societal trailblazer, and one of Jacksonville's leading citizens. She was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida, on April 22, 1872. Her father Henry died ...
  • Jacksonville in the Civil War Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013
    From 1861-1865, the American Civil War raged across the young country as the Union and the Confederacy fought over the abolishment of slavery and a host of other issues. The Confederate States of A...
  • Merian C. Cooper Bio Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013
    Merian Caldwell Cooper was born on October 24, 1893 in Jacksonville, Fl. to John C. Cooper and Mary nee Caldwell. After graduating High School, Cooper joined the navy in 1912.
  • The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Smith Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013
    In 2001, Smith was suspected of driving drunk. Tests revealed the receiver had a by-product of cocaine in his system, but Smith was ultimately not charged. Testing positive for the substance, howev...
  • History of EverBank Field Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    From a small high school stadium to a state of the art Super Bowl facility, Jacksonville's iconic stadium has a history of constant evolution. Originally known as Fairfield Stadium, the capacity wa...
  • Hotel Roosevelt Fire Leaves 22 Dead Created: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    A previous inspection of the Hotel Roosevelt had found that the ceiling of its ballroom was an unsafe fire hazard. Rather than replace it, the owners of the hotel simply built another ceiling direc...
  • Henry John Klutho & Jacksonville Architecture Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Henry John Klutho was a major architect at the turn of the last century. He first came to Jacksonville in 1901, shortly after the Great Fire of 1901.

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