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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slave Cabins

The Lost Art of Tabby

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Slave Cabins Marker
Inscription. Constructed nearly 200 hundred years ago, these cabins were home to enslaved people. Following emancipation, former slaves lived here and worked the land. Slowly, individuals and families moved away, leaving the buildings to fall into ruin.

Tabby was a labor-intensive concrete made from oyster shells, sand, and water. Tabby was poured into forms, layer by layer, until it became the buildings in front of you.

The cabin ruins are a connection to the hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children who lived here.

The National Park Service is preserving these unique symbols of American history. Help us by not touching the tabby as you walk through these ruins.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 26.208′ N, 81° 26.278′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Palmetto Avenue 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
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Slave Cabins Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground and the ruins of a row of slave cabins in the background.
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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); African Identity (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named African Identity (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaves Cabins (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Slave Cabins Marker
Close-up view of a nearby historic ruin of a plantation slave cabin.
provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on February 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
4. Slave Cabins Marker
Close-up view of a modern day tabby cabin.
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
5. Slave Cabins Marker
Another close-up view of a historic ruin of a taby slave cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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