“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Cinquez Park

Cinquez Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 4, 2019
1. Cinquez Park Marker
Inscription.  Cinquez Park commemorates the resilient history of one of the oldest African American settlements in Palm Beach County. Beginning in 1904, more than 15 pioneer families from north Florida and South Carolina settled in central Jupiter, homesteading 40-, 80-, and 160-acre tracts under the 1862 Homestead Act. Several others purchased property directly. In the area then known as West Jupiter, pioneers and their descendants created a close-knit community with small businesses, churches, schools, baseball fields, and a volunteer fire station to serve African Americans segregated by the era's Jim Crow laws and attitudes. In addition to farming, many of the residents also provided much needed labor for local businesses, ferneries, dairies, orange groves, homes, boats, and railroads. Their hard work helped to build a thriving Jupiter. Peter Yancy, an African American real estate developer, purchased and subdivided 54 acres in the 1940s. He named both the development and its roads after prominent Black historic figures. Most notable was Joseph Cinquez, who led an uprising on the slave ship Amistad in 1839. The preserved central green of the park once served
Cinquez Park Marker with nearby bathrooms image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 4, 2019
2. Cinquez Park Marker with nearby bathrooms
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Erected 2019 by The Town of Jupiter, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1056.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 26° 56.143′ N, 80° 7.72′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Indiantown Road (Florida Route 706) and Carver Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Entrance to the park is on Carver Ave just north of Indiantown Rd. Marker is by the bathrooms. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2183 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter FL 33458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); L.M. Davis Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tennessee Volunteers and Militia Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away); Military Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Jupiter School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sawfish Bay (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Powell's Battle (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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