The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, also known as The Timucuan Preserve is a National Preserved in Jacksonville, Florida. The Preserve spans 46,000 acres of wetlands, waterways, and other ecosystems and includes natural and historic areas such as the Fort Caroline National Memorial and the Kingsley Plantation.
Established in 1988 and expanded a decade later by Preservation Project Jacksonville, the Preserve is named after the Timucua Indians who had no less than 35 chiefdoms throughout northern Florida and south Georgia during the time of the Spanish colonization. The Preserve is one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast which is home to sweeping salt marshes, coastal dunes, hardwood forests and more than 6,000 years of human history. The preserve also includes the famous 8.5-acre sand dune (known locally as NaNa) at the historic American Beach on Amelia Island. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
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Jacksonville, FL: Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
- Kingsley Plantation
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