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

Plantation House

History of a House

 
 
Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
1. Plantation House Marker
Inscription.  The House at the North end will be in the course of a month a very comfortable habitation, & in any other country a handsome situation.
John McQueen, Jr., 1798

Planter John McQueen built the original portion of the house with the use of enslaved craftsmen and laborers. It was designed to catch the ocean breezes for the comfort of the owner’s family.

The original floor plan for the plantation house, which dates to 1798, required accessing different rooms from outdoor porches or stairs. Features added during the 1870s and 1880s allowed for easy movement through the house without going outdoors.
 
Location. 30° 26.43′ N, 81° 26.294′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Palmetto Avenue 2.1 miles north of Fort George Road when traveling north. Marker is located at the Kingsley Plantation Historical Site, within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Marker is in an interpretive kiosk at the north edge of the plantation site, overlooking the subject plantation house. Access
Marker detail: Plantation House Floorplan image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Plantation House Floorplan
to Kingsley Plantation is north from Florida State Route A1A (Heckscher Drive), onto Fort George Road, and then about 1/2 mile north to the intersection of Fort George Road and Palmetto Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11676 Palmetto Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Choices (here, next to this marker); Waterways (here, next to this marker); Fort George Island (here, next to this marker); A Very Comfortable Habitation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Trade / La Traite d'Esclaves (about 400 feet away); Looking Back (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Looking Back (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Slave Trade / La Traite d'Esclaves (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding Plantation House. Kingsley Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, #70000182.
 
Also see . . .  Kingsley Plantation House (Wikipedia). In 1793, American Revolution veteran John "Lightning" McQueen (1751–1807) was lured to Fort George Island from South Carolina by the Spanish government, which rewarded McQueen with the island. McQueen settled with 300 slaves and constructed a large house in a unique architectural style exhibiting four corner pavilions
Plantation House Marker • <i>wide view<br>(related marker right • house in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
3. Plantation House Marker • wide view
(related marker right • house in background)
surrounding a great room. (Submitted on February 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Plantation House (<i>front/north side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
4. Plantation House (front/north side)
Plantation House (<i>northeast corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
5. Plantation House (northeast corner)
Plantation House (<i>northwest corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 26, 2019
6. Plantation House (northwest corner)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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