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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Jacksonville Beach, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Jacksonville Beach:
    • 30.28831, -81.391876
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Jacksonville Beach
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jacksonville Beach ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Donner [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner
    • Donner [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Jacksonville Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donner
  • Greenfield [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Duval County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jacksonville Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Holiday Harbor [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Harbor
    • Holiday Harbor [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Jacksonville Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Harbor
  • Isle of Palms [Duval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Palms
    • Isle of Palms [Duval County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Jacksonville Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Palms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Palms
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    • Isle of Palms South [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Palms South
      • Isle of Palms South [Duval County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Palms South have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Palms South
    • J Peavett Grant [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for J Peavett Grant
      • J Peavett Grant [Duval County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for J Peavett Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on J Peavett Grant
    • John McQueen Grant [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John McQueen Grant
      • John McQueen Grant [Duval County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John McQueen Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John McQueen Grant
    • John Mestre Grant [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Mestre Grant
      • John Mestre Grant [Duval County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Mestre Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Mestre Grant
    • Joseph Peavett Grant [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joseph Peavett Grant
      • Joseph Peavett Grant [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joseph Peavett Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joseph Peavett Grant
    • Oak Landing [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Landing
      • Oak Landing [Duval County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Landing
    • Wonderwood [Duval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonderwood
      • Wonderwood [Duval County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Jacksonville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonderwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonderwood

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Jacksonville Beach. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Pat Boone     (Singer, composer, actor, writer)
      • Full name: Patrick Charles Eugene Boone
      • Singer, composer, actor, writer. He was born in Jacksonville (FL) on June 1, 1934 (a Friday)
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
    • Ken Carson     (Musician, actor)
      • Born: Hubert Paul Flatt
      • Musician, actor. He was born in Coalgate (OK) on November 14, 1914 (a Saturday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on April 7, 1994 (a Thursday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Carson<3>
    • Charles 'Boobie' Clark     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jacksonville (FL) on November 8, 1949 (a Tueday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on October 25, 1988 (a Tueday) at the age of 38. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Boobie' Clark<3>
    • Reggie Cobb     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (TN) on July 7, 1968 (a Sunday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on April 20, 2019 (a Saturday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<3>
    • Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Atlanta (TX) on January 26, 1892 (a Tueday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on April 30, 1926 (a Friday) at the age of 34. We don't have any burial details.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman<3>
    • Allen Collins, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Full name: Larkin Allen Collins, Jr.
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (FL) on July 19, 1952 (a Saturday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on January 23, 1990 (a Tueday) at the age of 37. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Collins, Jr.<3>
    • William Boone 'Billy' Daniels     (Singer, entertainer, actor)
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
    • Joe Dobson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Durant (OK) on January 20, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on June 23, 1994 (a Thursday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Dobson<3>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Ryan Paul Freel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacksonville (FL) on March 8, 1976 (a Monday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on December 22, 2012 (a Saturday) at the age of 36.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ryan Paul Freel<3>
    • Willie Lee 'Galloping Gal' Galimore     (Professional football)
    • Jonathan 'Jon' Huber     (Professional wrestler)
      • Also known as: Mr. Brodie Lee
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Rochester (NY) on December 16, 1979 (a Sunday) and died in Jacksonville (FL) on December 26, 2020 (a Saturday) at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Jacksonville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Jacksonville Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan 'Jon' Huber<3>

How Far From Jacksonville Beach to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Jacksonville Beach to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Jacksonville Beach and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jacksonville, which is the Seat of Duval County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jacksonville Beach to Jacksonville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,035 miles [8,103 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Florida

About Duval County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jacksonville Beach: www.jacksonvillebeach.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jacksonville Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jacksonville Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jacksonville BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2883, Longitude: -81.3919    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Jacksonville Beach to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.406 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.062 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.024 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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