Near Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
At the Edge between Two Worlds
The cabin ruins before you are a vivid testament to the generations of slaves who lived there. On them depended the prosperity of the plantation. It is impossible for us to imagine what life as a slave was like. No words can describe the cruel hardships they endured.
"This was a very warm climate, abounding with mosquitos...which are exceedingly annoying to the poor slaves by night and day, at their quarters and in the field. But more especially to their helpless little children, which they had to carry with them to the cotton fields, where they had to set on the damp ground alone from morning till night, exposed to the scorching rays of the sun, liable to be bitten by poisonous rattlesnakes...or to be devoured by large alligators which are often seen creeping through the cotton fields going from swamp to swamp seeking their prey."
Henry Bibbs, 1845
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 30° 26.309′ N, 81° 26.259′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Palmetto Avenue 2.1 miles north of Fort George Road, on 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 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. 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. Kingsley Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 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); Plantation Crops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Task System (about 300 feet away); Looking Back (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Looking Back (about 400 feet away). 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. (Submitted on February 7, 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 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • African Americans • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 796 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.