- Meet other singles around the world with Metrodate.com! Join Metrodate for FREE About Languages Dating Tips Articles Success Stories Advertising Help The tree is located in Jessie Ball Du Pont Park on the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville.
The name's origin is generally believed to be related to some local apocryphal stories about peace accords between Native Americans and Spanish or American settlers signed under its branches.
In reality, the name was created by the Florida Times-Union journalist Pat Moran who, in an attempt to rescue it from destruction by developers, wrote an article in the early 1930s claiming a treaty had been signed at the site by native Floridians and early settlers and called it Treaty Oak.
Jessie Ball Du Pont Park, home of the Treaty Oak, is located in the Southbank area.
An amusement complex known as Dixieland Park, which included most of the site, opened in 1907. Jessie Du Pont, and a Times Union reporter, Pat Moran, began efforts to preserve the tree. Du Pont Foundation purchased the land containing the tree around 1934 and donated it to the City in 1964.
The United States Census Bureau's 2013 estimate of the city's population was 13,679, while the urban area had a population of 69,173 in 2012.
Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida's first governor.it is part of Florida's First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area.According to the 2010 census, the city population was 12,975.Moran coined the name Treaty Oak while writing a fictitious story about how white settlers and Indians met under the tree to sign peace treaties. The City acquired the remainder of the property between 19, the year the park was named in honor of Jessie Du Pont (1884-1970), an ardent philanthropist and part-time Jacksonville resident.Through the efforts of the City and private groups and individuals, a major project was completed in 1995 to preserve the tree and enhance the park.He named the settlement "San Agustín", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years, and became the capital of British East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain.