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The “Peculiar Institution” at Pemberton Plantation

Pemberton Plantation Historic Trail

 
 
The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
1. The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation Marker
Inscription. Like most 18th-century plantations in the Chesapeake region, Pemberton Hall Plantation depended on slave labor. Between 1700 and 1740, some 54,000 slaves were brought to the Chesapeake region. When Isaac Handy died in 1762, records show that he owned 16 slaves. Their "quarter," or place where they gathered, socialized, and ate, was a sawn log building measuring 14x16 feet, to the east of Pemberton Hall.

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Laborers on the plantation would have used simple tools, likely made on the premises. A hollow log mortar and pestle was used to grind dried corn for hominy.
 
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 20.85′ N, 75° 38.617′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from Pemberton Historic Park Road 0.4 miles from Pemberton Drive. Click for map. Marker located within Pemberton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Pemberton Historical Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantation Barnyard (within shouting distance of this marker); A Show of Wealth

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By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
2. Marker Location
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pemberton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Drop to Drink (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature's Pasture (about 500 feet away); The Road to Salisbury Town (about 600 feet away); An Apple a Day (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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