EARLY YEARS OF
FLORIDA -- Overview of Florida's history. Includes summary
history during the time of Cowford. Furnished by the Florida
TOWNLIFE IN FLORIDA -- Detailed summary of Florida history entitled
"The Floridians: A Social History." Includes sections by time
DETAILED INFO ABOUT COWFORD
-- Info about "Cowford" can be found in the book History of
Florida and Vicinity 1513 to 1924 (by T. Frederick Davis,
1925). Go to
pages 24 - 54. The entire book is online at the website for the
Collection. STEP #1 --
When you get to the website, use a keyword search
for the following words: "Jacksonville" "vicinity". This
will retrieve the book. STEP #2
-- Click on the link "Electronic
resource (JPEG)." This will retrieve the screen that allows you
choose a page number. STEP #3
-- Go to the bottom of the screen & select a
page number. This will open the book at that page.
& EARLY GROWTH OF COWFORD -- Covers the early 1800s. From
a Florida Times-Union article called "Cowford Grew on the
River's Edge," by Sharon Weightman.
OF JACKSONVILLE -- Brief article entitled "The Story of
Jacksonville: From Cowford
to Jacksonville," from Jacksonville History Magazine.
OF JAX'S EARLY YEARS -- Florida Times-Union article
entitled "City Had Humble
Beginnings on the Banks of the St. Johns," by Judy Wells.
GROWTH OF JAX -- Brief article called "Not a Jumping Off Place," by
Bill Foley, from Jacksonville.com. Gives info about the early
growth of Jacksonville.
JAX -- Florida Times-Union piece called "First Family
Milestones," by Judy Wells. Gives very brief overview of the
Jacksonville history from 1562-1823.
OF DUVAL COUNTY -- Online copy of the first act of the first
the Territory of Florida. From a
website furnished by the
State of Florida. BACKGROUND INFO: One of the provisions of this
act was the establishment of
Duval County. The act also mentions "Cowford."
FLORIDA HERITAGE COLLECTION --
Info about the subjects on this webpage may be available at the the
marvelous "Florida Heritage Collection." This website gives full-text,
online copies of hundreds of Florida books. NOTE: When
you get to the website, you can search in different ways. These
searches include by "Florida Themes" or by "Florida History
Timeline." You can also search by "Florida County" and by
"Keywords." With keyword searching, just type in "Jacksonville,"
"Duval County," or other keywords, such as words from a title. ALSO
NOTE: Many of the individual Jacksonville items in the Florida
Heritage Collection are listed in JacksonvilleStory.com, the site
you're now in. However, Jacksonville info can often be found in books
about Florida in general. Many of theses books are at the Florida
Heritage Collection website.