During Florida's British period, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and the Cowford to the British. A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States acquired the colony of Florida from Spain, and named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States. - Wikipedia

"I just absolutely love Cowford Traders. First off, it is named after Jacksonville's original name [Cowford... we had a lot of cows to ford across the river]. Secondly, they sell almost everything your mind can imagine. And lastly, the people who work there are so fantastic!
Going to Cowford Traders is one of those not-just-a-shop-but-an-experience kind of places. I undoubtedly get lost inside the toy section of the store every single time I go in. I bought my husband some musical instruments [from said children's section] for Christmas last year. And I will try on at least five pairs of funky sunglasses before I leave. [When I say funky, I mean FUNKY. Shapes, shades, sizes...]They also sell some really beautiful home decor items, a large variety of jewelry, and stationery.
I recommend coming here after brunch on a Sunday morning [The Brick, Biscotti's, 'town all have great brunch] and wasting a little lazy Sunday afternoon time perusing it's aisles. A fantastic way to spend the day." - Hilary L., Jacksonville, FL

Cowford Traders offers an eclectic mix of gifts, jewelry, home decor, fashion accessories, home and personal fragrance lines, toys, greeting cards, and holiday accents. The friendly staff will help you select just the right gift for that someone special. Just a few of the wonderful lines carried at Cowford Traders include Pandora Jewelry, Vera Bradley, Crabtree & Evelyn, Thymes, Hobo Leather, Viva Beads, Melissa and Doug, CR Gibson, and Crane. The staff enjoys wrapping your gifts in happy festive gift wrap, and they can ship anywhere in the US. Cowford Traders is open everyday! Stop by! We'd love to see you!