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Known as the "City of Royal Treatment," Kingsland is named for William Henry King, one of the largest landowners in southeastern Georgia in the late 1800s. On Christmas Day in 1893, the first passenger train of the Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad passed through King's property, which the railroad company called King's Land. As the railroad began to push its way southward through the plantation, King envisioned a town and set out to divide his land into a well-planned city. The center of it was the crossing of King Street and the railroad, with the city limits extending in a half-mile circle. As the railroad advanced, people began to build in and around King's Land, setting a new era in motion. Located at the center of Camden County between the cities of St. Marys and Woodbine, Kingsland has become a lovely town proud of its small-town atmosphere and city amenities. This book presents Kingsland's evolution from its founding in 1908 through the celebration of its centennial and nomination to Lovetown USA in 2012.
ISBN: 9781467110785
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Patrizia Famà Stahle is an associate professor of history at the College of Coastal Georgia, president of the St. Marys Guale Historical Society, and a board member of the Bryan-Lang Historical Archives in Woodbine. A longtime resident of Kingsland, Stahle has a personal and professional interest in the richness of coastal Georgia history as well as the historical preservation of the area and its proud heritage.