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William Pope Duval

Born: Sep 4, 1784

Death: Mar 19, 1854

Birthplace: Richmond

Nationality: France

William Pope Duval

Date of Birth : Sep 4, 1784
Date of Death : Mar 19, 1854
Birth Place : Richmond

William Pope Duval was the first civilian governor of Florida Territory, succeeding Andrew Jackson who had been military governor. In his twelve-year governorship, from 1822 to 1834, he divided Florida into four territories, established the local court system, and chose Tallahassee as the territory’s capital because of its central location. Duval County, where Jacksonville is located, and Duval Street in Key West are named for him.


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