Jacksonville's Bicentennial

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Jacksonville was officially founded in June 1822. We know – we look good for 200. From the city’s start in agriculture and farming; to the introduction of the railroad, vacation resorts and military bases; to the Great Fire, movie studios, Civil Rights movement and southern rock music, Jacksonville is rich with history. Explore it in the pages linked below and plan a visit to see for yourself.

Jacksonville's Bicentennial

Jacksonville celebrates 200 years

Take a look back at the last 200 years

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Jax History

Learn how Jacksonville’s history and development are linked to its beautiful climate, abundant natural resources, and ocean and river trade access.

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History Museums

Learn about Jacksonville’s extensive history at these unique museums!

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