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Frederick Douglass White Oak

Camp Melton Historic Preserve

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
1. Frederick Douglass White Oak Marker
Inscription.  
Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement during the years prior to the Civil War. Douglass lived and worked in Rochester, NY for most of his public career. After the close of the Civil War he moved to Washington, DC to carry on his work on behalf of African Americans. In 1877 he purchased the home which he named Cedar Hill, the location of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. This tree grew from a seed taken from the Frederick Douglass White Oak found at Cedar Hill.
 
Location. 30° 20.202′ N, 81° 51.964′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles from 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. Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Address Honeylocust (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Southern Magnolia (a few steps
Frederick Douglass White Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
2. Frederick Douglass White Oak Marker
from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Booker T. Washington Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg American Sycamore (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Milton Historic Preserve. City of Jacksonville (Submitted on November 20, 2019.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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