Slave Cabins

Slave Cabins (HMR8Q)

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

N 30° 26.214', W 81° 26.255'

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Strength to Survive

In front of you are the remains of 25 cabins, the homes of 60 to 80 men, women, and children. These people had the strength to survive the misery of slavery.

Before dawn, slaves left for their day's labor, or to use their specialized skills. They returned physically exhausted and hungry, drained by the unrelenting drudgery. At the end of the day, their strength came from family, faith, and traditions.

Alas! Had it not been for my beloved violin, I scarcely can conceive how I could have endured the long years of bondage...it was my companion — the friend of my bosom — triumphing loudly when I was joyful, and uttering its soft melodious consolations when I was sad. Often, at midnight, when sleep had fled affrighted from the cabin, and my soul was disturbed and troubled with the contemplation of my fate, it would sing me a song of peace.Solomon Northup, 1853
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HM NumberHMR8Q
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457981 N 3367280
Decimal Degrees30.43690000, -81.43758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.214', W 81° 26.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 12.84" N, 81° 26' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11601-11675 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville FL 32226, US
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