The St. Johns

The St. Johns (HM2E5R)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32207 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 19.203', W 81° 39.617'

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A River of Many Names

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Discovered by Juan Bono Quexos, 1520 · First named Rio de Corrientes by Spain · Explored by Pedro Menendez · Called Riviere de Mai by France, 1562-4 · San Mateo, Salamototo and Picolata were among its other Spanish names · Its Indian name, Welaka, meant River of Lakes ·
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San Juan, then St. Johns, its English version, replaced all other names by 1821 when Florida was ceded to the U.S. by Spain. The mighty rover is famed in verse and story by Bartram, Wordsworth and Coleridge · Essential to the ecology of peninsula Florida · Rises just south of Lake Helen Blazes · Flows northward for most of its 276 mile length.
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HM NumberHM2E5R
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Year Placed1972
Placed ByJacksonville Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 436521 N 3354435
Decimal Degrees30.32005000, -81.66028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.203', W 81° 39.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 12.18" N, 81° 39' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)386, 904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1015 Museum Cir, Jacksonville FL 32207, US
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