The Discovery of a Graveyard
Since 2006 the Timucuan Preserve and the University of Florida's Dept. of Anthropology have conducted archeaological investigations of the Kingsley Plantation. In 2010, the field school found evidence of a graveyard near the slave quarters. Ultimately six graves were discovered. Based on the relative age of buttons and other artifacts found in the graves these individuals are believed to have been buried during the Kingsley/Gibbs tenure of the plantation. Research is ongoing.
Did You Know?
Jacksonville, Florida was invaded by the Union Army four separate times during the Civil War and two battles of significance were fought within the boundary of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. More...