Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Booker T. Washington Sycamore
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Booker T. Washington was born to Jane Ferguson, slave and cook on the James Burroughs plantation, in Hardy, Virginia, in 1856. Beneath the trees of a local park, a group of slaves, including 9-year-old Washington, learned of their freedom when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to them. After emancipation, the family moved to West Virginia, where Booker worked at a salt furnace and in cool mines. As an adult he gained national prominence as an author and in the field of education. This tree grew from a seed handpicked from the Booker T. Washington Sycamore.
Location. 30° 20.211′ N, 81° 51.962′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles north of Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Located within the Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville FL 32220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg American Sycamore Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Address Honeylocust (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Sweetgum (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . .
1. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Florida Hikes! (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. City of Jacksonville (Submitted on November 14, 2019.)
Categories. • African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.