According to local legend, an angry red-eyed ghost lurks here, a remnant of the area’s past. The plantation was built in 1813 by Zephaniah Kingsley and grew cotton, sugar cane, citrus and corn. Kingsley had 60 African slaves, one of whom, named Ana, he took for a wife. Kingley moved his plantation to Haiti in 1837, but something stayed behind. Folks say it is the ghost of an evil slave who was hanged by the other slaves for harshly abusing and even killing some of the female slaves. Now the terrifying mist or apparition with red eyes roams the grounds. Also seen is the ghost of a woman in a white dress, believed to be Ana Kingsley. A child’s ghostly screams also are said to come from the well, where a child once drowned.
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- 11676 Palmetto Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32226
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- 30.4390855, -81.43764240000002
- Duval County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Atlantic Beach, FL (7.6 mi.)
Neptune Beach, FL (9.1 mi.)
Jacksonville Beach, FL (10.3 mi.)
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (14.1 mi.)
Jacksonville, FL (14.9 mi.)
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Yulee, FL (16.7 mi.)
Sawgrass, FL (17.5 mi.)
Palm Valley, FL (18.3 mi.)
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