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


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.


City: Mandarin, FL