BLACK LEGACY COMMUNITIES TRAIL SYSTEM
JACKSON COUNTY, FL
The social dimension of life after the Civil War was anchored in and strengthened by faith-based and educational missions ran by volunteers of the benevolent society. One dynamic example of black land ownership is Jacob City, which originated, like most predominantly black townships, near the railroad along the West End of the city. On May 20th, 1865, African Freedmen throughout the Southeast received a new Emancipation, creating a new social contract that paved the way for the industrial age.
Jackson County Historical Timeline
The Legacy Community Atlas is the result of months of field work and research. The visual story map includes five layers of information on the Legacy Community of Jackson County, Florida. Each icon is selectable, providing a "pop-up" with accompanying info.
Legacy Community churches are in blue, businesses are represented by the yellow shopping bag, restaurants by fork and knife, community landmarks appear as blue pins with a government building, and lastly, general observations are red pins. Please explore what Jackson County's Legacy Communities have to offer.