13. Lofton’s Cemetery is an African-American burial ground in Mandarin dating back to 1800
17. In 2000, the city opened the 11-acre Walter Jones Historical Park, the first historical park in Jacksonville’s extensive park system. The riverfront park includes an 1875 homestead farmhouse, barn, and outbuildings, as well as an interpretive reconstruction of the Mandarin boardwalk that was a fixture of community in the late 19th century.
23. This schoolhouse was built in 1889 by the Sisters of St. Joseph to educate former freed African-Americans after the Civil War. Now the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouse in Duval County, it was relocated to the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society with the help of Councilman Matt Schellenberg.
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