• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.


    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Anna Kingsley Program

This program introduces students to the life of Anna Kingsley who was born in Africa and purchased by Zephaniah Kingsley as a slave. During her eventful life Anna became a freed person, slave owner, effective plantation manager, and independent businesswoman, all in addition to her roles as wife and mother.

This packet traces Anna Kingsley's life through official documents and interpretation. Further background on the Kingsley family and the plantation can be found in the "Kingsley Plantation" educational packet.

Did You Know?

Florida Territorial Governor William Pope Duval

One of the Huguenot inhabitants of la Caroline had the surname of "DuVal.” Jacksonville, Florida, where the national memorial is located, is within Duval County which is named for Florida's first civilian territorial governor, William Pope Duval, a Huguenot descendant. More...