12 Jc Penney Memorial Scenic Highway

J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway

Byway Length: 3 Miles

Designated: April 30, 2010

FDOT District: 2

Overview

The S.R. 16 corridor, gateway to the Town of Penney Farms, traverses a community which is over a century old and offers a flashback to the “small town” America of old in the midst of urban development. There is much to see and do along this designated stretch of S.R. 16 and the loop of local streets in and around town.

The J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway passes through a series of natural and majestic features, including oak and magnolia canopies, and a variety of bottomland hardwoods, commercial forest, mesic hammock, and wetlands landscapes. This byway invites travelers to experience the cultural, historical, and scenic resources of the Penney Farms community, such as Penney Memorial Church, Penney Retirement Community’s French Norman architecture, and the New Hope community.

The J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway is a beautiful area for tourists and visitors to walk or ride a bike along the scenic highway to view Penney Farms’ natural and historical resources and the oasis “garden spot” within the community.

Byway Website: jcpenneyscenichighway.org
Byway Video: youtube.com/watch?v=HVWE9u8rTZA
Byway Map: Downloadable PDF Map

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Byway Resources

General Directions

The Historic Byway is located in the northeast corner of Florida, southwest of Jacksonville. The roadway segment is located between the towns of Green Cove Springs and Starke. It can be accessed from US 301 from the west and US 17 from the east.

Associated Resources

These are specific resources for this byway. See Associated Florida Resources for connections to organizations affecting all byways in Florida.

Visit Florida:
www.visitflorida.com/en-us/articles/16/scenic-florida-drives-/…

Penney Retirement Community:
penneyretirementcommunity.org/

Florida Memory:
floridamemory.com/blog/2015/02/02/j-c-penney-had-a-farm/