As a student of history, a visit to the Cheshire Hall Plantation was a must for me.
While difficult to find, it is just steps off the Leeward Highway near downtown Provodenciales.
Our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and personable. Though granted 5,000 acres by the Crown for a cotton plantation, the Plantation grew cotton for only about two decades before the boll weevil ingested the cotton. Cotton still grows on the site, and our guide showed us several cotton twigs in different stages of growth.
Tragically, some 700 slaves were imported from Florida to work the fields and there are several ruins of their quarters still remaining.
Also, the ruins of the Stubbs Manor at the crown of a hill still remains and one can envision what the view was like 200 years ago.
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