American Beach at the Crossroads

American Beach at the Crossroads (HM1400)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 34.378', W 81° 26.699'

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During the period of racial segregation, African Americans were barred from mostof the beaches in Florida. American Beach was founded in 1935 to provide AfricanAmericans with beach access in a resort atmosphere. Nana, as the sand dune beforeyou is called, is located at the heart of American Beach.
From 1935 to 2000, "The Crossroads" between Ocean Boulevard and Gregg Streeton American Beach was the jumping off place for Black beachgoers. Over summerweekends from the dunes to the sea there were people galore. Like the waves thatrush ashore, American Beach was in constant motion.
HM NumberHM1400
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457330 N 3382361
Decimal Degrees30.57296667, -81.44498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.378', W 81° 26.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 22.68" N, 81° 26' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5486 Ocean Blvd, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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