Mala Compra Plantation Historic Site Historical

Mala Compra Plantation Historic Site Historical (HM1VY9)

Location: Palm Coast, FL 32137 Flagler County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 36.963', W 81° 12.2'

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Joseph Martin Hernandez (1788-1857) purchased and worked Mala Compra Plantation, originally a Spanish land grant, from 1816 to 1836. The name Mala Compra means "bad bargain" or "bad purchase" in Spanish. It served as the center of the largest plantation system in Northeast Florida until burned by the Seminoles in 1836 during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). He served as Brigadier General through the Second Seminole War and part of the Wars of Indian Removal. Hernandez did not revitalize the plantation after the war. Mala Compra was one of many coastal plantations in the Southeast that grew long-staple cotton. The physical remnants of the main house, well, and kitchen provide evidence of a coastal plantation. The building remains provide rare structural evidence of coastal plantation layout and residential construction in Florida during the early 19th century. Mala Compra's relatively undisturbed setting offers a legacy of national importance and its lack of development offers the opportunity for further research about coastal plantations. Flagler County purchased the Mala Compra Plantation property in 1989.
HM NumberHM1VY9
Year Placed2004
Placed ByFlagler County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 480313 N 3276259
Decimal Degrees29.61605000, -81.20333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 36.963', W 81° 12.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 36' 57.78" N, 81° 12' 12" W
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Area Code(s)386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5862-5896 Florida A1A, Palm Coast FL 32137, US
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