Historic Markers Across Florida



Harriet Beecher Stowe Home



Marker ID: FLHM F-40
Location: Mandarin Road 1.6 miles west of SR 13.
County: Duval
Coordinates: N 30° 9.683    W 081° 39.518
  30.16138333    -81.65863333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

In 1867, Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband Calvin bought thirty acres of the Fairbanks Grant in Mandarin which served as their winter home until the winter of 1883-1884. The move to Florida was due to plans for philanthropy among the Negroes and a desire to benefit her son´s health. While in Florida, Mrs. Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom´s Cabin", wrote sketches called "Palmetto Leaves". The Stowes were active in local charitable and religious activities.


Notes:

City: Mandarin, FL