Confederate Park Cannons - Jacksonville, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 30° 20.106 W 081° 39.275
17R E 437079 N 3356099
Quick Description: These cannons are located off Main and Hubbard streets in Confederate Park across from Evergreen Cemetery.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 4:00:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PHQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cachegame
Views: 49

Long Description:
Confederate Park is located near downtown, in the Springfield area of north Jacksonville. First named Dignan Park, for a chairman of the Board of Public Works, it opened in 1907 and contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose Jacksonville as the site for their annual reunion in 1914, and the park as the site for a monument honoring the Women of the Southland. Five months after the reunion of an estimated 8,000 former Confederate soldiers, the City renamed the park, and the monument was erected the next year. Two of past war cannons are on permanent display on the grounds of this park. During the early decades, citizens came from all over Jacksonville to attend cultural events at the park or to see the beautiful Rose Arbor. Visitors strolled along the lovely Hogans Creek Promenade that opened in 1930, and in more recent years attend events sponsored by the Springfield Improvement Association & Woman’s Club.

What type of artillery is this?: cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Not at this time. There is one nearby, however.

What military of the world used this device?: Not listed

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

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