Liza Jackson


Died aged c. 83

Liza Jackson was born in 1888 and came to Fort Walton Beach in 1915. In 1922, Jackson purchased the Brooks Hotel, the area’s earliest accommodation for hunters, fishermen and vacationers, and renamed it the Miramar Hotel. In the early 1920s she helped organize the Fort Walton Beach Women’s Club, which established anti-livestock laws, began a library and provided a clinic. Throughout her life, Jackson donated property to the city for recreational facilities and other purposes. The site of the present City Hall/municipal auditorium/library is located on land donated by Jackson. She also gave land for St. Simon’s by the Sound Episcopal Church and helped organize the Gulf Area Garden Club. She was the first woman to serve on the City Council. Mrs. Jackson died in 1971.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Liza Jackson

Liza Jackson [full inscription unknown]

Fort Walton Municipal Auditorium, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States where they was