F.E.C. Park - Jacksonville, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member IceCreamMan
N 30° 18.000 W 081° 38.724
17R E 437940 N 3352204
An interesting park in Jacksonville.
Waymark Code: WM2V1Y
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 50

FEC Park resides in the San Marco section of South Jacksonville, in an area that comprised part of a plantation established around 1800 by early pioneer William Craig. The City of South Jacksonville, which existed as a separate municipality from 1907 to 1932, purchased the park site in 1929 from a firm owned by Brown Whatley and Joseph Davin, the premiers developers of South Jacksonville during the 1930?s. The privilege of naming the new park was accorded the South Jacksonville Woman?s Club, and its members chose the name Southside Athletic Field. Eventually the name was changed to FEC Park, in honor of the Florida East Coast Railroad, which maintained an extensive railroad yard and passenger depot in South Jacksonville for many years. The rail line passes adjacent to the park, which consists of a large open field with scattered oaks, sycamores, palms, and pines.
Name: F.E.C.

Street Location: 1620 Marco Place

Local Municipality: Jacksonville

State/Province, etc.: Florida

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: It is named for Florida East Cost Railroad.

Date Established: 1929

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: no

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): no

Fountains: no

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: no

Special Events: occasional

Traditional Geocaches:
GCYX6H GC1830T are the only ones in the park that i found

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