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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

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.

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Plantation house at Kingsley Plantation

The planter's house at Kingsley Plantation, a unit of the Timucuan Preserve, is the oldest plantation house still standing in Florida. More...