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?
The first replica fort at Fort Caroline National Memorial was destroyed in 1964 by Hurricane Dora. The demise of the French colony at Fort Caroline was also due to a hurricane. More...