Egmont Plantation

Egmont Plantation (HM20IO)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 40.128', W 81° 26.431'

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A Casualty of the Revolutionary War

This 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.
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HM NumberHM20IO
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByAmelia Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457800 N 3392980
Decimal Degrees30.66880000, -81.44051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.128', W 81° 26.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 7.68" N, 81° 26' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2123-2217 Florida A1A, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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