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A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.

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The city's tourism, however, was dealt major blows in the late 19th century by yellow fever outbreaks.

In addition, extension of the Florida East Coast Railway further south drew visitors to other areas.

On Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a University of North Florida team discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BC.

In the 16th century, the beginning of the historical era, the region was inhabited by the Mocama, a coastal subgroup of the Timucua people.

The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States.

Under British rule, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and the Cow Ford to the British.

Though no battles were fought in Jacksonville proper, the city changed hands several times between Union and Confederate forces.

In the Skirmish of the Brick Church in 1862, Confederates won their first victory in the state. In February 1864 Union forces left Jacksonville and confronted a Confederate Army at the Battle of Olustee, going down to defeat.

Augustine became popular winter resorts for the rich and famous.

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