Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, the most populous city in the southeastern United States and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.wikipedia
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Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, the most populous city in the southeastern United States and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.

Jacksonville metropolitan area

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The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,523,615 and is the fourth largest in Florida.
The Jacksonville metropolitan area, also called Greater Jacksonville or Metro Jacksonville, is the metropolitan area centered on the principal city of Jacksonville, Florida and including the First Coast of North Florida.

Duval County, Florida

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It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968.
Its county seat is Jacksonville, with which the Duval County government has been consolidated since 1968.

Jacksonville Consolidation

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It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968.
The Jacksonville Consolidation was the city-county consolidation of the governments of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida.

Naval Air Station Jacksonville

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Its riverine location facilitates Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the U.S. Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jacksonville) is a military airport, eight miles (13 km) south of the central business district of Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

University of North Florida

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On Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a University of North Florida team discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BC.
The University of North Florida (UNF) is a public university in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Naval Station Mayport

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Its riverine location facilitates Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the U.S. Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport.
Naval Station Mayport is a major United States Navy base in Jacksonville, Florida.

Port of Jacksonville

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Its riverine location facilitates Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the U.S. Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport.
The Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) is an international trade seaport on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

First Coast

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Jacksonville is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River in the First Coast region of northeast Florida, about 25 mi south of the Georgia state line and 328 mi north of Miami.
It roughly comprises the five counties surrounding Jacksonville: Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns, largely corresponding to the Jacksonville metropolitan area, and may include other nearby areas such as Putnam and Flagler counties in Florida and Camden County, Georgia.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

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Jacksonville's military bases and the nearby Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay form the third largest military presence in the United States.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a base of the United States Navy located adjacent to the city of St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia, on the North River in southeastern Georgia, and 38 miles (61 km) from Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville Beaches

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The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast.
The Jacksonville Beaches, known locally as "The Beaches", are a group of towns and communities on the northern half of an unnamed barrier island, nicknamed San Pablo Island, on the US state of Florida's First Coast, all of which are excluded cities or parts of the city of Jacksonville itself.

Saturiwa

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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 Saturiwa, centered around the mouth of the St. Johns River.
The Saturiwa were a Timucua chiefdom centered on the mouth of the St. Johns River in what is now Jacksonville, Florida.

Hemming Park

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The Confederate Monument in Hemming Park was one of the few landmarks to survive the fire.
Hemming Park is a 1.54 acre public park, located in the heart of the government center in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Great Fire of 1901

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Known as the "Great Fire of 1901", it was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and the largest urban fire in the southeastern United States.
The Great Fire of 1901 was a conflagration that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 3, 1901.

List of urbanized areas in Florida (by population)

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The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,523,615 and is the fourth largest in Florida.

Timucua

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The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States.
The name "Timucua" (recorded by the French as Thimogona) came from the exonym used by the Saturiwa (of what is now Jacksonville) to refer to the Utina, another group to the west of the St. Johns River.

René Goulaine de Laudonnière

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In 1564, René Goulaine de Laudonnière established the first European settlement on the St. Johns River, Fort Caroline, near the main village of the Saturiwa.
1529–1574) was a French Huguenot explorer and the founder of the French colony of Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville, Florida.

W. Haydon Burns

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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.
He was Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida from 1949 to 1965, and served as the 35th Governor of Florida from 1965 to 1967.

Hotel Roosevelt fire

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On December 29, 1963 the Hotel Roosevelt fire killed 22 people, the highest one-day death toll in Jacksonville.
The Hotel Roosevelt fire, on December 29, 1963, was the worst fire that Jacksonville, Florida, had seen since the Great Fire of 1901, and it contributed to the worst one-day death toll in the city's history: 22 people died, mostly from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

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Philip II of Spain ordered Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to protect the interests of Spain by attacking the French at Fort Caroline.
Following the founding of Fort Caroline in present-day Jacksonville by French Huguenots under René Goulaine de Laudonnière, he was commissioned to conquer the peninsula as Adelantado (an elite military and administrative position).

Jacksonville Jaguars

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He was mayor in 1993 when Jacksonville was awarded its National Football League franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Norman Studios

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One converted movie studio site, Norman Studios, remains in Arlington; it has been converted to the Jacksonville Silent Film Museum at Norman Studios.
Norman Studios was an American film studio in Jacksonville, Florida.

Isaiah Hart

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Led by Isaiah D. Hart, residents wrote a charter for a town government, which was approved by the Florida Legislative Council on February 9, 1832.
Isaiah David Hart (November 6, 1792 – September 4, 1861) was an American plantation owner, slaver, and the founder of Jacksonville, Florida.

Dyal–Upchurch Building

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The first multi-story structure built by Klutho was the Dyal-Upchurch Building in 1902.
The Dyal–Upchurch Building (also known as the Dyal–Upchurch Investment Company Building) is a six-story, 43,747-square-foot historic building in Jacksonville, Florida.

Skirmish at Cedar Creek

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In March 1864 a Confederate cavalry confronted a Union expedition in the Battle of Cedar Creek.
The Skirmish at Cedar Creek, also known as Camp Mooney or McGirt's Creek, was a small engagement of the American Civil War fought in present-day Jacksonville, Florida on March 1, 1864.