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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Recreation Era

Historic photograph, late 19th century, of a woman walking on Palmetto Avenue

The plantation era on Fort George Island came to an end with the conclusion of the Civil War. While a few more attempts at agriculture would occur, the primary use of the island shifted from agriculture to recreation.

Rollins family

Hotels and Clubs

History of a House

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a Timucua man with his hair in a top know

Timucua warriors wore their hair in a top knot, which made them appear taller. Historic drawings of Timucua and French contact show the Timucua to be of greater stature than the French. More...