Historic Markers Across Florida

The Beginning

Marker ID: FLHM F-149
Location: Bay Street on City Hall grounds.
County: Duval
Coordinates: N 30° 19.52    W 081° 39.273
  30.32533333    -81.65455
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Here at the foot of Market St. stood a bay tree which served as the starting point for the original survey of Jacksonville in June 1822. Market was the first street laid off and named. A total of 20 squares were platted, bounded by Ocean, Duval, Catherine and Bay Sts. One of the first lots sold for $12 and was in the center of the present courthouse block.

Sponsors: Jacksonville Historical Society Florida Historical Society Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials


City: Jacksonville, FL