History of Kingsley Plantation

During Florida’s plantation period (1763-1865), Fort George Island was owned by many planters. The site name comes from one of those owners, Zephaniah Kingsley. The Kingsleys lived here from 1814 to 1837.

Kingsley Family and Society

Slave Community

Crops of Kingsley Plantation

Sea Island Cotton



Post-Plantation History

Chronology of Fort George Island

Slave Trade Connections - Project with Kingsley Plantation and the Shackles of Memory Association in Nantes, France

Florida History Online (Timucuan Preserve)

External (non-NPS) Websites Related to Kingsley Plantation:

The Kingsley Plantation (883 KB pdf) - Article from Florida History & the Arts magazine, used with permission of the Florida Department of State, Office of Cultural, Historical and Information Programs. For more information or to subscribe, call 1.800.847.7278.

UNF, UF Students Dig Through Dirt for Clues to History

Great Fort George Isle - this website is part of "Florida History Online" and describes the British plantation era on Fort George Island.

Short video about Kingsley Plantation, hosted on the Visit Florida website. Includes and interview with a Park Ranger.

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