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Family fun for everyone at the Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration tomorrow. Learn about the history of Fort George Island through a living history timeline. #onlyinjax

Jax is rich in history, especially within the African American community. As it's Black History Month, here are 10 reasons to explore Jacksonville's African American Heritage Trail. #onlyinjax

From the arrival of the very first European explorers back in the 1500s, people of African descent have had a significant role in the making of Jacksonville. Today, the region's African-American Heritage Trail rounds up the most significant sites for
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We pride ourselves on Jacksonville's alluring natural beauty. From kayaking to fishing to hiking and everything in between, it is easier to experience the outdoors here. #onlyinjax
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Logan and Brittany Moore wanted to open a business that would make people smile. In May of 2017, they opened Good Dough—an artisan donut shop—in historic San Marco. Make sure to stop by this gem for fresh donuts and locally roasted coffee during your visit to Jacksonville! #OnlyinJax
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Brie Scarborough
· October 7, 2017
In may of 2016 my husband and I bakeracted our ten yrs old adopted son to MHRC. After 8 half years of doctors, medications, and therapy we were forced for his own safety again to baker act him. He wa...s neglected by his biological mother before her suicide. He wasn't fed properly, wasn't changed and sat in soiled diapers in a crib while his mother battled depression. After her suicide I was handed a beautiful blue eyed 18mo old baby boy. We are dedicated, wonderful parents of 4. Our son is diognosed by several doctors and Wolfsons ward with RAD and a list of mental illness as his mother had before her suicide. We had him under many doctors care. For 54 days my child was put on medication that had terrible adverse effects. He wouldnt eat, ripped his hair out, deficated, urinated and consumed medication that could have killed him. We reached out to his doctor as I had her cell phone. My text show a gravesdanger of concern and worry. I reached out to Neptune beach police and had them come to our home the morning my son injested a whole bottle of Benedryl, and diet pills while we were sleeping. I demanded the officer get help and call DCF for help. He did and I begged on the phone as the police report shows for help. He left that day. No DCF arrived. That week we then reached out to a company called Crysylis to get my son on a Sipp inbound program that would assist in his illnesses. My husband put a lock ony son's door at night that was connected to our room for his safety until we got help. At no point did we harm our child yet keep him alive. After two days of the lock we heard about door alarms. My husband went to home Depot and purchased them. They were used and not the locks for the next week. We also contact his doctor and let him know we had put the lock on and the doctor said that is a safe room until help arrives. Another week later no sign of DCF. We took our son to MHRC as he stood there in his own feces he had smeared all over himself. Our son has had a history for lying, manipulative behavior at school and at home. There were times we had police show up after school and say your son was disrobed today because he told the school you beat him this morning. I would drive him straight to Beaches ER to he examined and talked to. He was baker acted at that time also. This went on for years. May 7th we finally thought we were getting help as the staff assured us we would. My son stated he wanted to kill us, and he had voices in his head. Everything 700 pages of doctors and his own words validating years of this. Two days later I had Jacksonville Florida DCF investigator Stacey Beaton in my home accusing us of child abuse and neglect. Absolutely no investigation was done. We tried 3 times to provide information of years of medical, schooling, and we were told by Beaton "we have our own doctors now." Our son was removed by judge Gooding and Beaton 3 days during his baker act. We were. Not allowed to talk, show anything. Stacey had plenty to say and I just looked at the floor and cried. Our son was gone just like that. All 3 of our kids 7, 17, 18 living at home stated there was never abuse as well as many of our friends and family reached out to Bearon. Calls were not even returned. I spoke with my sons doctor DAvid Weiss for a lengthy 30 min and was told he had not released any medical to DCF again showing no investigation was done. Two weeks later my husband and I were both arrested in our front yard for child abuse. It's been over a year. Our son is gone, our girls were removed from our care during us trying to get a bond reduction. Our 18 yr old son left to manage a house. Upon our release our girls 7, 17 we're handed right back as we were seen to be great parents and of no harm by the state and the kids guardian adlidem. We have spent a year paying bonds, wearing ankle monitors as Beaton had them put on stating we might go find our son. We have absolutely no criminal records. My son stated I was a drug and alcoholic yet the next day court testing 0 drugs or alcohol showed in all their testing. We are facing felony 3 charges still as the months roll by. Our little girl is traumatized. Shes been admitted into Wolfsons hospital twice with panic attacks and scared to death we will be taken again. Our little girl will not go to school, or friends bc of fear. Stacey Beaton abused her authority as a DCF investigator with no investigation. We were not heard. Judge Gooding adopted my son out two mo ago here Jacksonville, Florida. Im forever broken as our family is. The system failed us. See More
Terry Williams
· October 30, 2017
Great folks and lots of people want to move to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. They need to call or contact Nautica Real Estate, LLC for a home or condos in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.
Brian Vaughn
· October 20, 2017
Jacksonville is an overgrown, apartment packed, crime ridden dump. Shootings, robberies, burglaries, theft, drug dealers, shitty drivers...etc everywhere. If I wasn't trapped here I would move today!!
Denise Crumble Wilson
· August 11, 2015
Beautiful beaches, lots of places to visit, all kinds of great food, shopping everywhere you go. Events all the time. Not to mention great professional football teams playing at the stadium. I lived ...there for many years. Summertime can be really hot and humid, and it tends to rain alot. If you can live with that, I loved it. See More
Randall Williams
· November 23, 2016
I was raised in Jacksonville . We would ride our bikes from the West side to downtown back in the 50s and ride our bikes from Sandal Wood , where my uncle lived , to the beach in the late 60s , early ...70s . Of course , boons farm , Maryjane and sweetie golds ended that . High times became our way of life and what a way of life it was , lol . Orange sunshine , microdot , window pane , alcuppco gold , blonde hashish , Jamaican trip and good ole rock and roll . Allman Brothers Band . Just saying . Iol See More
Tom Croom
· June 8, 2017
I run events in cities all over the U.S. - and Visit Jacksonville has always been one of the most cooperative and support tourist bureaus my team has had the pleasure of interacting with. We love Jac...ksonville. :) See More
Brandi Hill
· July 9, 2015
Sad to hear @Visit Jacksonville's CEO is pushing for Bed taxes for Airbnb renters...doesnt he know- this will make the rentals too expensive. Doesnt he realize there is a huge group of travelers that ...DO not use hotels that should consider coming to Jacksonville!? Why is he trying to box every Jacksonville traveler into a hotel traveler..... SAD TO HEAR someone who is about bringing people to Jacksonville is for something that would prevent people from coming. See More
Cheryl Branscome Arenas
· October 13, 2016
We lived here for quite awhile. Loved this area. Great people every chance we get we come back to visit. The beach is beautiful. Jacksonville is often looked over. Just a overnight stay for many on ...their way to Orlando. But they don't know what they are missing. See More
Richelle Nowak
· April 6, 2016
Absolutely breathtaking scenery. Do not go here without your camera. This is a must see even if just passing through. Pack a picnic lunch like we did bc you could spend hours just walking along the... shoreline taking it all in. ♡ See More
Karen Stokes
· September 16, 2016
It is a beautiful city, I lived there for a short time, I found it to be real exciting and fun. The beach was really breath taking,the restaurants were really wonderful and had really good food that e...veryone enjoyed. See More
Gustavo F Silveira
· April 25, 2016
I love everything about Jax. Haven my best memories from living in Jax. Beaches, the town, especially the People.. Go fishing every Saturday morning to Jax Beach Pier..!!!
Shanda Suggs
· May 27, 2017
The Jacksonville Jazz Fest is always a treat for our family
#LIFEOFADUCHESS
Laurie Neal
· October 18, 2016
At first I liked Visit Jacksonville. Then I started reading some of the reviews. There are some extremely offensive comments! Someone should clean it up. It's just tertble. Like the site. Offended b...y 1 individuals comments. See More
Martha Herring Auffenberg
April 30, 2013
Vacationing or living in Jacksonville.. check us out.. www.facebook.com/WFDJaxPersonalChef We come to you and prepare delicious meals for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home! What's for Din...ner? A Personal Chef Service 904.252.1256 See More
Hugo Bash
· October 16, 2016
When you get here make sure to check out all of my art & graffiti
Cristina C. Angarita
March 16, 2013
We are looking for our dear dog Blacky. She is a 20 years old poodle, deaf and needs medications. She was last seen close to Big Island Swamp/Lake behind St. Johns Town Center (Jacksonville, FL) on Ma...rch 2nd. She was stolen and she can be anywhere in Jacksonville. Please help us to find her. See More
Terry Hodges Iverson
· October 17, 2016
Born and raised in Jacksonville FL.Dont want to any other place
Donna Albertson
December 25, 2011
Downtown Jacksonville on the St. John's River is a remarkable place to celebrate special occasions: The fireworks, boat parades, live music, food, and lights will make anyone's holiday memorable.
Sheryl Tucker-White
· May 22, 2016
Beautiful view!! But wouldn't live here again if you paid me to.
Gerri Deckert Stewart
December 25, 2011
The "Hometown" that I always want to come back too! Downtown is wonderful, beaches are salty & white and the people are the best!
Ronda Densford
· April 27, 2015
Love this site!! This is the place to go for information about Jacksonville.
Howard Mathis Duck Downard
· September 25, 2016
My grandmother lived the till she died what's not to love
Reza Ramaghi Robin Ramaghi
May 26, 2013
LOVE Jacksonville Beach and Love having a local business here! Visit my Facebook page RR Export for fun coastal clothing that are both affordable and fashionable! Locals don't pay shipping!
Linda Padgett Herrin
· November 3, 2014
Born and raised in Jacksonville Florida loving my life the beaches and the fishing could not ask for anything better and the weather ♥️
Holly McCollum Vogt
December 29, 2011
The most wonderful BIG City I have ever seen, lived there for 25 years and am missing it. There is everything one could ever want in a city. I miss the people as well as the ease of getting around.
Connie M Bend
October 6, 2012
Jacksonville is a very unique place. The beaches are clean, the food is very diverse and so are the people!!! Home of the Jacksonville Jaquars!!!
Craig Prentice
November 9, 2012
Jacksonville fl locksmith call (855)UNLOCKU cheap car lockouts in Jacksonville fl 35$ flat rate. QUICK KEYS home of the 35$ vehicle unlock Jacksonville fl locksmith house lockouts 45$ flat rate Jacks...onville fl area as well as Orange Park fl See More
Cantor Debbi Ballard
December 30, 2011
Jax is a great city! Full of fun things to do - culture, sports, and beautiful beaches!
Anitha Williams
· November 17, 2014
I lived here for 23 years and moved back home VA. NEVER thought I would miss this place as I do now! TRULY REGRETTING leaving FL.
Juanita Graves
· September 24, 2016
My bold city❤️.
Heather M Caudill
January 10, 2013
Do not miss the FL Feathered Horse Classic in Jacksonville! FREE to General Public!! Www.FeatheredHORSEclassic.com
Photo: Do not miss the FL Feathered Horse Classic in Jacksonville! FREE to General Pu...blic!! Www.FeatheredHORSEclassic.com See More
Dovie Baumgardner
December 19, 2011
i recommend Reba Fowler for a vacation in Jacksonville Fl. she is the national director for Seniors with the church of God. She's checkig out places for a Senior convention.
Chris DeBerry
· July 17, 2013
I love this place! I thank God I can call it home!
Juanita-marie Franklin
· September 25, 2016
One of the most covertly Racist cities in FL. St. Marco snooty, and closed. HATED LIVING THERE !!!!
Oicean Amanda
· February 25, 2016
I've had enough of the sheriff. Death threats towards me.
Roy E Grimm
· October 1, 2013
I had an amazing time when I visited earlier in September 2013. I'm seriously thinking about moving to Jacksonville next year! Any thoughts? :)
Beth Dye
· May 10, 2014
Awesome group who are spoon helpful!
Ron Silver
October 4, 2012
There are the three beach communities and then there are the rest of Jacksonville.....LOL!
Judy Foster
December 12, 2011
We have friends in that area, would like t see Jacksonville, Fl.
Jason Michael Park
April 29, 2013
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