Jax Namesakes: Do you Know Lemuel "Lem" Turner?
Jacksonville is like other cities. We have many many namesakes. Our bridges, buildings, streets, etc are named after individuals who over time are long forgotten.
In this article we highlight several individuals whose impact on the city earned them naming rights.
Lem Turner Blvd: Lemuel "Lem" Turner
Lem Turner Road served as the community's commercial heart and industries such as boat building were encouraged to located there. The road now known as Lem Turner Road was known as "Turner Ferry Road" at the turn of the century. Prior to the Civil War, there had been a bridge over the Trout River. It was burned by the Union Army, so Lemuel "Lem" Turner (1831-1912) started a ferry service.
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