The "Old Jacksonville" Walking Tour

Phoenix, MD, United States
Est. 1.9km / 38 mins / Map

The "Old Jacksonville" Walking Tour - Cya On The Road

Jacksonville, Maryland was once an immigration site for many German and Irish families. These families settled in the area, and set up farms in the rural landscape. The families that inhabited this social setting comprised what locals refer to as "Old Jacksonville." During hard economic times in the early 1900's, however, many farmers were forced to sell their land. As a result, much of this once-farmland was developed into suburban homes, stores, and chain restaurants. Individuals that maintain "Old Jacksonville" heritage refer to this transformed landscape as "New Jacksonville."This tour chronicles a few "Old Jacksonville" sites interspersed within this "New Jacksonville" setting by focusing on the individual recollections and experiences of Theodore Albert Hannibal. Theodore's German-immigrant family of farmers fits the aforementioned description of "Old Jacksonville" residents. We hope you enjoy!

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