Walkin’ Nassau Walks Old Town
May 03, 2017 08:57AM
The area has borne various names under the eight flags which have ruled Amelia Island. The English named it Egmont City, and the name Fernandina was provided by the Spanish Governor Enrique White who wanted King Ferdinand to set up a ‘court in exile’ here when Spain was invaded by Napoleon. He changed the name as an added, but unsuccessful, incentive. Subsequently, Fernandina’s residents moved to what is now called Fernandina Beach because the railroad sponsored by Sen. David Yulee could only make it to Center Street – it could not cross the salt-marsh to Old Town. Old Town is the place where the name Fernandina was first used.
Bring a friend and explore this very unique and historic locale! Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and wear good walking shoes. For more information about Walkin’ Nassau visit their Facebook page.