Panama was once a small isolated community located on the trout river just a few miles north of the central business section of modern Jacksonville.
In the years to follow Jacksonville developed from a few settlers to a small village. The growing community soon became important consumer of Sibbalds lumber, Florida’s first steam sawmill on the Trout River created to help supply Jacksonville’s lumber requirements.
Panama survived and in 1841 a future governor, Francis Fleming was born at the location. By the 1880s, the growth of Jacksonville was threatening to overlap Panama. Its identity as a separate community faded. Today it is within the city limits of Jacksonville and the area is now called Panama Park.
Charles F. Sibbald founded Panama and the saw mill on land granted from Spain in 1816. The mill was destroyed by fire in July 1828, and rebuilt a year later. Notes are signed by William L. Haskins, Agent.
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