Jacksonville Florida is the third largest city in Florida, and the tenth most populous in the state as of 2020. It is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, who resided in Jacksonville from 1819 to 1825. He became vice president of the United States and then president. Today, he is a saintly figure who is revered by many Americans for his leadership.
Jacksonville is named after John Philip Sousa, who was the governor of Florida for thirty-nine days, from December 7, 1795 until June 3, 1797. Sousa built the First Post Office in Jacksonville in the early eighteen hundreds, and it was there that the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was here also that the first American flag was flown at half mast in mourning of the untimely death of the British king. Today, Jacksonville has grown into a very large city, but is still considered a small city. The largest of its kind in Florida it is not the bustling city of Atlanta or New Orleans, but it is a fairly sizable city for a city its size. In fact, Jacksonville is a very attractive place to live, and the quality of life is second to none. Jacksonville is also home to the new headquarters for some major corporations, including AT&T, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and Disney World, which occupy an island in the middle of the downtown area.
The city of Jacksonville was named after former U.S. Senator Jesse “Jimmie” Macon, who was born in St Augustine, Florida in 1911. He served in the House of Representatives, where he was a member of the Armed Services Committee. He served in Congress, where he represented the Jacksonville district for twenty years, until he retired from the Senate in 1996. Prior to his election to the House, he worked as an attorney, specializing in corporate law, and later served as a commissioner for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which was then called the Department of Juvenile Parole and Probation. He was also the Democratic Nominee for Governor of Florida in 1994.