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New World in a State of Nature; British Plantations and Farms on the St. Johns River, East Florida, 1763-1784

Governor James Grant described East Florida as a 'New World in a State of Nature' after viewing the St. Johns River basin in 1764. Prior to the governorís arrival in Britain's new colony in November 1764, only a handful of settlements had been established. Other than a few cattle ranches and farms in distant locations in north Florida, Spanish colonists from 1565 to 1763 had done little to alter the natural setting.

Publisher - University of North Florida (UNF), Florida Online History

Subjects - History, Jacksonville

http://www.unf.edu/floridahistoryonline/Plantations


Citation: Schafer DL. 2007. New World in a State of Nature; British Plantations and Farms on the St. Johns River, East Florida, 1763-1784. Jacksonville (FL): University of North Florida (UNF), Florida Online History. http://www.unf.edu/floridahistoryonline/Plantations