Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Kingsley Plantation

Fort George Island Plantation

Jacksonville, Florida

During our recent visit to Northeast Florida our Host took us to Kingsley Plantation, which is a part of the National Park Service.

The Plantation has a history that dates back to the 1760s.  It has a rich history involving Spanish and British rule.  It also experienced a series of owners.  We were able to visit the remains of the tabby slave quarters, a restored tabby home, the kitchen house and the barn and well of the Kingsley Plantation.

At one time Zephaniah Kingsley owned more than 32,000 acres which included four major plantations and more than 200 slaves.

The visit was most informative and provided a unique insight into the life of the early days of our Country and Northeast Florida.  A very worthwhile adventure. 

You can learn more at:      http://www.nps.gov/timu/historyculture/kp_history.htm

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