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

Looking Back

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
1. Looking Back Marker
Inscription. Imagine ... instead of the empty historic building and peaceful riverfront of today, a slave owner's family sits watching from the porch of their comfortable home as cargo-laden boats pass by on the river.

Breezes off the water cool the planter's family. Smells of fresh-baked bread waft from the kitchen. House slaves carry the evening meal to the planter's home. High up on the widow's walk, the owner keeps a watchful eye on his slaves as they hustle across the kitchen yard.

Oh you cant think how improved the Old Ft George house is improved so many pretty pieces of new furniture. We are not yet done looking at some new little article or other every now and then.
Mary Williams, 1844
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 26.379′ N, 81° 26.26′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Palmetto Avenue 2.1 miles north of Fort George Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a national park. The historical marker is in a very remote area that is reached by traveling a considerable distance on an unpaved dirt road. To get there one must turn north, off of the Florida State Route
Looking Back Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
2. Looking Back Marker
View of historical marker facing north, towards the plantation owner's residence.
1A (Heckscher Road), onto Fort George Road, and then traveling about 0.6 miles to the intersection of Fort George Road and Palmetto Avenue, were you turn north on Palmetto Avenue and travel to the end of this road to reach the historical marker. The turn-off from state route 1A can be identified by the "Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island Visitor Center" sign that is situated right at the turnoff point. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Looking Back (here, next to this marker); A Very Comfortable Habitation (here, next to this marker); Task System (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantation Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingsley Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantation Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kingsley Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kingsley Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service.
Looking Back Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2010
3. Looking Back Marker
Distant view of the historical marker situated next to where the walkway connects to back of the owner's residence.
(Submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Kingsley Plantation. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Images of the Zephaniah and Anna Kingsley Plantation. (Submitted on February 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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