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Near Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kingsley Plantation

Fort George Island

 
 
Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker
Inscription. The plantation house symbolizes the owners and their freedom. The cabin ruins stand behind you as a testament to the enslaved and their lives of forced labor.

Explore the plantation grounds and discover the stories of plantation owners and slaves. Brochures, exhibits, and an audio program are available.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 26.34′ N, 81° 26.25′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Palmetto Avenue 2.1 miles north of Fort George Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a national park. The historical marker is in a very remote area that is reached by traveling a considerable distance on an unpaved dirt road. To get there one must turn north, off of the Florida State Route 1A (Heckscher Road), onto Fort George Road, and then traveling about 0.6 miles to the intersection of Fort George Road and Palmetto Avenue, were you turn north on Palmetto Avenue and travel to the end of this road to reach the historical marker. The turn-off from state route 1A can be identified by the "Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island Visitor Center" sign that is situated right at the turnoff point. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with the restored plantation house in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Kingsley Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Plantation Slavery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Kingsley Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Plantation Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Task System (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaves Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Looking Back (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Looking Back (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on February 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Kingsley Plantation National Historic Site. This is a link to information provided by G.O.R.P.(Great Outdoor Recreation Pages). (Submitted on February 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Images of the Zephaniah and Anna Kingsley Plantation. (Submitted on February 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with a restored barn in the background along with several additional historical markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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