Jacksonville Historical Society 5k Run
May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 6th, in downtown Jacksonville it’s the Jacksonville Great Fire Run 5km. This race will follow the outline of the Great Fire boundary of May 3rd, 1901. The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901 was the largest metropolitan fire in the American South that started with a spark from a kitchen fire at lunchtime that ignited piles of drying Spanish moss at a nearby mattress factory. Located at Davis and Beaver streets, the factory fire soon spread to most of the downtown area. To register and for more info Heather Stine (904) 665-0064.