Grove Park in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Daniel Scott Plantation
In 1853, planters Daniel Scott and Daniel Finley of Fairfield, South Carolina, bought 2,664 acres of land here for $6,743, and in 1854 Scott was taxed on 1,400 acres and 30 enslaved people. In 1855, Scott and Finley purchased 54 people for $28,000 from George Leitner in South Carolina. Every person's name, except infants, was listed on the deed. In 1858, Scott bought out Finley, and by 1860 Scott and his children James (35), George (20), Maxey (8) and Emma (6) lived in the house that stood on this site. Enslaved carpenters built the two-story, center hall, timber-framed house with yellow pine. The studs were marked with incised Roman numerals and fastened with mortise and tenon joints. Enslaved masons built the chimney with bricks made on site. W. R. Craig (35), a master carpenter lived with Scott's son William (22), his wife Mary (21) on 125 acres east of the Scott property. In 1860, Daniel Scott owned 2,690 acres valued at $14,000, and 66 enslaved people with a value of $31,500. The 1860 Slave Schedule indicated that 61 people lived in 12 one-room cabins. That same year the plantation produced 26,000 pounds of Sea Island cotton, 1,700 bushels of peas, corn, and sweet potatoes and 10 tons of hay.
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Scott's sons James and George died during the Civil War, but
Erected 2016 by The Alachua County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-925.)
Location. 29° 36.055′ N, 82° 9.349′ W. Marker is in Grove Park, Florida, in Alachua County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hawthorne FL 32640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawthorne (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rochelle Vicinity (approx. 4.3 miles away); Madison Starke Perry (approx. 6.8 miles away); Evinston Community Store and Post Office / History of Evinston, Florida (approx. 9 miles away); Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring (approx. 9.2 miles away); Boulware Springs Water Works Building (approx. 9.2 miles away); Jesse Johnson Finley (approx. 9.8 miles away); Melrose United Methodist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Regarding Daniel Scott Plantation. An outline of the foundation is on site. The area is planned to be developed into a small park.
Also see . . . Daniel Scott History. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Categories. • African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.