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Jacksonville, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.coj.net/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.myjaxchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitjacksonville.com/

Population:
735617 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1791

County:
Duval County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Florida Times-Union

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Trinity Baptist College
1974
University of North Florida
1969
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
1966
Jacksonville University
1934
Jones College
1918
Edward Waters College
1866

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
1961
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
1924

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Fidelity National Information Services
2006
MPS Group
1992
PSS World Medical
1983
CSX
1978
Armor Holdings
1969
Seaboard Coast Line Industries
1969
Landstar System
1968
Regency Centers
1963
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
1944
St. Joe Company
1936
Florida Rock Industries
1929
Rayonier
1926
Winn-Dixie
1925
Stein Mart
1908
Fidelity National Financial
1847

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Lee Anstead
Judge
4-Nov-1937   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
John D. Baker II
Business
7-Aug-1948   CEO of Florida Rock Industries
Gary "U.S." Bonds
Singer/Songwriter
6-Jun-1939   New Orleans
Pat Boone
Singer
1-Jun-1934   Lounge singer, 45M records sold
Alan S. Boyd
Government
20-Jul-1922   US Secretary of Transportation, 1967-69
Corrine Brown
Politician
11-Nov-1946   Congresswoman, Florida 3rd
Danny Joe Brown
Singer/Songwriter
24-Aug-1951 10-Mar-2005 Singer for Molly Hatchet
John Chaney
Basketball
21-Jan-1932   Temple Head Coach, 1982-2006
Vic Chesnutt
Singer/Songwriter
12-Nov-1964 25-Dec-2009 Wheelchair-bound folk singer
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Vince Coleman
Baseball
22-Sep-1960   St. Louis Cardinal, base stealer
Ander Crenshaw
Politician
1-Sep-1944   Congressman, Florida 4th
Fred Durst
Musician
20-Aug-1970   Lead singer of Limp Bizkit
David Duval
Golf
9-Nov-1971   Winner, 2001 British Open
Elizabeth Edwards
Relative
3-Jul-1949 7-Dec-2010 Wife of ex-Senator John Edwards
Craig Fugate
Government
14-May-1959   Director of FEMA
Don Fuqua
Politician
20-Aug-1933   Congressman from Florida, 1963-87
Ashley Greene
Actor
21-Feb-1987   Twilight
Ruth Hall
Actor
29-Dec-1910 9-Oct-2003 Monkey Business
Bob Hayes
Football
20-Dec-1942 18-Sep-2002 Sprinter, Cowboy, NFH Hall-of-Famer
Wanda Hendrix
Actor
3-Nov-1928 1-Feb-1981 Actress-wife of Audie Murphy
Sharpe James
Politician
20-Feb-1936   Mayor of Newark, 1986-2006
James Weldon Johnson
Author
17-Jun-1871 26-Jun-1938 God's Trombones
Kelly Kelly
Wrestling
15-Jan-1987   Youngest WWE Diva
Paula Kelly
Actor
21-Oct-1943   Sweet Charity
Mase
Rapper
27-Aug-1974   Rapper-turned-pastor
Scott McKenzie
Singer
10-Jan-1939 18-Aug-2012 San Francisco
Catherine B. Reynolds
Philanthropist
c. 1957   Prominent benefactor
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Business
27-Nov-1942   Lehman Brothers
Tyler Shields
Photographer
29-Apr-1982   Unsubtle photographer
Rex Smith
Singer
19-Sep-1955   You Take My Breath Away
Ronnie Van Zant
Musician
15-Jan-1948 20-Oct-1977 Frontman of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Scooter Ward
Musician
7-May-1970   Frontman for the band Cold
John Archibald Wheeler
Physicist
9-Jul-1911 13-Apr-2008 The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission
Mark S. Wrighton
Educator
1949   Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Jack Youngblood
Football
26-Jan-1950   NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles E. Bennett
Politician
2-Dec-1910 6-Sep-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1949-93
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward
Politician
19-Apr-1857 1-Oct-1910 Governor of Florida, 1905-09
C. Farris Bryant
Politician
26-Jul-1914 1-Mar-2002 Governor of Florida, 1961-65
W. Haydon Burns
Politician
17-Mar-1912 22-Nov-1987 Mayor of Jacksonville, 1949-65
John Evander Couey
Criminal
19-Sep-1958 30-Sep-2009 Sex offender, killed Jessica Lunsford
Tillie Fowler
Politician
23-Dec-1942 2-Mar-2005 Congresswoman from Florida
Bob Hayes
Football
20-Dec-1942 18-Sep-2002 Sprinter, Cowboy, NFH Hall-of-Famer
Bowie Kuhn
Baseball
28-Oct-1926 15-Mar-2007 Commissioner of Baseball, 1969-84
John W. Martin
Politician
21-Jun-1884 22-Feb-1958 Governor of Florida, 1925-29
Henry Watterson
Journalist
16-Feb-1840 22-Dec-1921 Founder of Louisville Courier-Journal



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