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Kings Road Meets Apalache Trail Marker - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 19.775 W 081° 39.516
17R E 436689 N 3355490
Quick Description: Located along the Old Spanish Auto Trail is an historical plaque about the junction of Kings Road and Apalache Trail. The plaque is located at Hemming Plaza in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 5:30:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM8XZ5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 5

Long Description:
The plaque reads as follows:

"At this spot the Kings Road met the Apalache Trail, so connecting the English colonies and the Spanish settlements of the West with St. Augustine and New Smyrna."

The following additional information about this historic site is from the Financial News & Daily Record:

"The slab of coquina with the brass plaque attached commemorating the exact spot where the Apalache Trail and The Kings Road connected is located on the northeast corner of Hemming Plaza across Duval Street from City Hall. When the two trade routes met in the late 1700s, the new interstate highway (even though it wasn’t thought of as that back then) provided a way to move people and supplies from the colonies in Florida up the east coast to the British settlements."
Submission Criteria:

Important Milestone or Marker


Website with More Information: [Web Link]

Address of Waymark:
Intersection of Duval Street and Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL USA
32202


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