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

Slave Cabins

Looking Back

 
 
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Slave Cabins Marker
Inscription. The island's landscape has changed dramatically since the plantation era. Gone are the roofs, fruit trees, wells, and garden plots. Trees and grasses now replace fields once tilled by slaves.

To be a slave was to be a human being under conditions in which that humanity was denied. Their condition was slavery.
Julius Lester, 1968
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 26.207′ N, 81° 26.298′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Palmetto Avenue 2.1 miles north of Fort George Road, on the left 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
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 foreground and the rows of slave cabins are seen in the background.
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. African Identity (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named African Identity (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); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaves Cabins (about 700 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 provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 13, 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 March 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Slave Cabins Marker
View of a row of slave cabins that is situated very near the historical marker.
to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 21 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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