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- Sign for "The Quarters" at Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site - Fort George Island, Florida.
- Kingsley Plantation was a state park from the 1950s until 1989. Tours of the house, furnished with antiques purchased in the 1950s and 1960s, were offered by park staff. In 1989, U.S. Representative Charles Bennett negotiated the creation of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, which would include national, state, and city properties and parks. As part of the negotiation, the State of Florida purchased Fort George Island to be used as a state park, but transferred Kingsley Plantation to the National Park Service.
- Sign reads, "Slave dwellings, often called The Quarters, usually were placed in a line some distance from the plantation owners house. Research indicates The Quarters consisted of 32 cabins in 2 symmetrical arcs of 16 each. The first and last cabins in each group were larger, the occupants possibly being drivers or foremen."
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