A Casualty of the Revolutionary WarThis site was part of an indigo plantation belonging to the estate of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont. After Lord Perceval's death in 1770, his executors sent Stephen Egan to manage the East Florida estate. Under Egan's supervision, Egmont became a prosperous indigo plantation. However in 1776 the plantation was plundered and destroyed by the Georgia Militia, causing Egan to flee with his family and the Egan slaves. They took shelter in another plantation on the St. John's River, closer to the safety of British troops in St. Augustine.
|Placed By||Amelia Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 457800 N 3392980|
|Decimal Degrees||30.66880000, -81.44051667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 40.128', W 81° 26.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 40' 7.68" N, 81° 26' 25.86" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2123-2217 Florida A1A, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US|
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