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

Slave Cabins

Growing Up a Slave

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Slave Cabins Marker
Inscription. From the earliest age, children were trained to do their parents' work. They were terrified of the punishment their parents endured. Parents taught their enslaved children strict obedience so they could survive. And yet, like children today, they still found time to play.

To a cabin in woodland drear
You've come a mammy's heart to cheer,
In this ole slave cabin,
You heart strings grabbin,
Jes lay your head upon my bres,
An snuggle close an res an res,
My little colored chile.

Yo daddy ploughs the ole massa's corn,
Yo mammy does the cooking,
She'll give dinner to a hungry chile
When nobody is a lookin'
Don't be ashamed my chile, I beg,
Ca[u]se you was hatched from a buzzard's egg,
My little colored chile.

Anonymous
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 26.214′ N, 81° 26.253′ 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
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Slave Cabins Marker
View of historical marker at a marker station situated near the site of the slave quarters (seen in the background).
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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Slave Cabins (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Slave Cabins (a few steps from 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named African Identity (about 300 feet away); Slaves Cabins (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Slave Cabins Marker
View of the row of slave quarters situated near the historical marker.

1. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 29, 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 29, 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 March 29, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Slave Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
4. Slave Cabins Marker
Another view of the row of slave quarters situated near the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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