Fleming Island (which is a peninsula) was an area of Florida settled by Irish immigrant, George Fleming (1760-1821), who received a 1,000-acre land grant from the Spanish governor of East Florida for his military service. George Fleming built a plantation in 1790 and it was named Hibernia Plantation (in what is now Hibernia, Florida), after the Latin word for Ireland.When he died in 1821, the plantation was left to his son, Col. Lewis Michael Fleming (1798-1862).
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