Slave Cabins

Slave Cabins (HMR4Y)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32226 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.208', W 81° 26.278'

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The Lost Art of Tabby

Constructed nearly 200 hundred years ago, these cabins were home to enslaved people. Following emancipation, former slaves lived here and worked the land. Slowly, individuals and families moved away, leaving the buildings to fall into ruin.

Tabby was a labor-intensive concrete made from oyster shells, sand, and water. Tabby was poured into forms, layer by layer, until it became the buildings in front of you.

The cabin ruins are a connection to the hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children who lived here.

The National Park Service is preserving these unique symbols of American history. Help us by not touching the tabby as you walk through these ruins.
HM NumberHMR4Y
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457945 N 3367269
Decimal Degrees30.43680000, -81.43796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.208', W 81° 26.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 12.48" N, 81° 26' 16.68" 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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