Kingsley Plantation

Kingsley Plantation (HMQS2)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32226 Duval County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 26.342', W 81° 26.245'

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Freedom and Slavery

In the spring of 1814, Zephaniah Kingsley relocated his family to this sea island plantation. Over the next two decades he developed his controversial views on race, society, and slavery.

Kingsley was a successful businessman who had strong opinions about how to maximize his profit through the management of his slaves.

"...they [slaves] will, without grumbling, and with very little corporal punishment, perform a great deal of valuable labor in a year, and with profit and satisfaction to the owner, who, if prudent, soon find himself in easy circumstances..."
Zephaniah Kingsley

Zephaniah Kingsley used the task system, common to sea island plantations, in which each slave was given a specific daily task. Despite working under harsh conditions, slaves not only persevered, but were able to maintain strong family bonds and blend African cultures with those of the New World.
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HM NumberHMQS2
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457998 N 3367516
Decimal Degrees30.43903333, -81.43741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.342', W 81° 26.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 20.52" N, 81° 26' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11677-11699 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville FL 32226, US
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