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A city of northeast Florida near the mouth of the Saint Johns River. It was settled in the late 1700s on the site of a Huguenot colony (1564-1565) that was destroyed by Spanish forces from St. Augustine. Jacksonville is now a major port and commercial center.
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(Placename) a port in NE Florida: the leading commercial centre of the southeast. Pop: 773 781 (2003 est)
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(ˈdʒæk sənˌvɪl)

a seaport in NE Florida, on the St. John's River. 679,792.
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Noun1.Jacksonville - Florida's largest city; a port and important commercial center in northeastern Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Jacksonville Savings Bank is headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois, operating four full-service branches and two limited service branches located throughout central Illinois, with approximately $337 million in total assets at September 30, 2017.

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