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At the time of contact with Europeans, all Mocama villages in present-day Jacksonville were part of the powerful chiefdom known as the Saturiwa, centered around the mouth of the St. French Huguenot explorer Jean Ribault charted the St.Johns River in 1562, calling it the River of May because that was the month of his discovery.
The area of the modern city of Jacksonville has been inhabited for thousands of years.On September 20, 1565, a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish settlement of St.Augustine attacked Fort Caroline, and killed nearly all the French soldiers defending it.During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, Jacksonville and nearby St.Augustine became popular winter resorts for the rich and famous.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.
Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port.
The location of Fort Caroline is subject to debate but a reconstruction of the fort was established on the St. Spain ceded Florida to the British in 1763 after the French and Indian War, and the British soon constructed the King's Road connecting St. The British introduced the cultivation of sugar cane, indigo and fruits, as well the export of lumber.
As a result, the northeastern Florida area prospered economically more than it had under the Spanish.
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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.