Duval County

Duval County is located in Northeast Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties. Best known for it's largest city, Jacksonville which lies along the St. Johns River. 

Duval County was established in 1822 from St. Johns County and was named for William Pope Duval, first territorial governor of Florida. The area that is now Duval County was home to Native Americans for thousands of years and contains the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. 

Duval County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
778,879
Population - 2010
864,263
Population - 2015 Est
905,574
Land Area (sq mi)
762
Water Area (sq mi)
156
Total Area (sq mi)
918
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
55

Official Listings

Duval County School District happens to be the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest in the state of Florida. Committed to ensuring that students are prepared for success in the future, Duval County Public Schools strive for academic excellence in the classroom. Currently, all Duval County Public Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by AdvancED.

EverBank Field is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team. The stadium sits on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville Florida and has a seating capacity of 67,246. In addition to Jacksonville Jaguars football games, the stadium hosts the annual Florida-Georgia college game as well as US men's national soccer games. 

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a sports and entertainment venue home to the Jacksonville Sharks AFL/NAL team and the Jacksonville Giants ABA team. 

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Edward Waters College is the oldest institution of higher education in Florida. It began in 1865 as an African Methodist Episcopal school bay and for African Americans. Edward Waters College has only about 800 students and offers undergraduate degrees in about 8 programs. It is located in Jacksonville.

The Florida Theatre is a beautiful historic theater in downtown Jacksonville. It has been a center for the arts and entertainment since its opening in 1927.

July 17 - 22, 2017

Location: Jim King Park and Boat Ramp in Jacksonville, Florida

One of the largest kingfish tournaments, now in it's 37th year, includes live entertainment, food festival and much more. 

This is a year round secular group for homeschool families, so we have a variety of opinions, religions, race, and ideas that need to be respected. We have field trips; get together(s), study groups, Clubs, Social activities,PE, Special events and lots more! This is a member run group, so please feel free to add anything, or make a suggestion!

May 25-28, 2017

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Celebrate 3 days of live music and entertainment showcasing some of the best Jazz music artists. 

The Jacksonville Public Library has 22 locations within the Jacksonville area, most of which are easily accessible by public transportation. Library cards are available to any residents of Duval County.

Jacksonville University is a private university located on the St. John's River in Jacksonville. It was founded in 1934. It offers small classes in over 70 undergraduate majors and 23 masters and doctoral programs.

Jaxport is an international trade and cruise seaport located on the north east coast of Florida. 

Jersey College is a nursing college with 6 locations in New Jersey and Florida. The Florida Campuses are in Fort Lauderdale, Largo, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

Jones College is a small school in Jacksonville with less than 500 students. It has undergraduate programs in the fields of business, education, health management, legal assistant, medical assistant, and computer information systems.

Logos University was established in 1977 as a merger of several different Bible schools. It is located in Jacksonville, but it has other campuses around the world and has distance learning schools from dozens of countries. It offers online and on campus classes to students hoping to start a career in serving God.

The Ritz Theater and Museum is a performance and museum space in Jacksonville. Located in the historic African American community of La Villa, the Ritz aims to celebrate and preserve African American culture and art.

Trinity Baptist College is a college in Jacksonville founded by Trinity Baptist Church in 1974. It is a small school that offers liberal arts and ministry programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

University of North Florida is a college in Jacksonville that opened for classes in 1972. Today UNF has approximately 17,000 students.

April 29-30, 2017

Location: Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville

Featuring Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and MORE, this 2 day festival is one of Florida Largest Rock Fests featuring music from over 40 artists and great food along the St. Johns River.