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Jacksonville General: 26 reviews and 20 photos

Favorite thing: Numerous celebrities either live in, used to live in or are from the Jacksonville area. Here is a list of some of the notable names tied to Jacksonville:

MUSIC:
Yellowcard, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mase, Tim McGraw, Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers Band, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Slim Whitman, 95 South, Puddle of Mudd

TV/MOVIES:
David Hasselhoff, Oliver Hardy, Jay Thomas, Bill Murray (regular tourist)

MODELS:
Kim Alexis, Leeanza Cornett (former Miss America), the winner of Tyra Banks' supermodel search

SPORTS:
Pat Summeral, numerous professional football, golf and tennis stars, "Bullet" Bob Hayes, Artis Gilmore

LITERATURE:
Stephen Crane, Harriett Beecher Stowe, James Weldon Johnson, John Grisham (regular tourist)

ALSO OF NOTE:
While never a resident, Elvis Presley performed his first on-stage concert at Jacksonville's Florida Theatre. He had a regular suite at the Hilton Downtown, which still exists as the "Elvis Suite"

Jacksonville's Raines High School has been a prolific supplier of NFL talent. Numerous players in the NFL today are graduates of this school.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2004
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