Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harriet B. Stowe Live Oak
Camp Melton Historic Preserve
An important writer and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in 1852. During the Reconstruction, Stowe and many other northerners came to Florida with dreams of turning the wild, subtropical state into a haven for newly freed slaves. She purchased a home and 30 acres of orange groves in Mandarin, near Jacksonville. The home, shaded by ancient trees, commanded a bluff overlooking the vast St. Johns River. The Harriet B. Stowe Live Oak is a centuries-old tree, loaded with Spanish moss and resurrection fern that sheltered the writer’s picturesque river home. The tree grew from a seed handpicked from the Harriet B. Stowe Live Oak.
Location. 30° 20.086′ N, 81° 52.101′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles from Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Located within the Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville FL 32220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Third Union Invasion (within shouting distance of this marker); Life Under Siege (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tension Of War (about 400 feet away); Jefferson Davis Live Oak (about 500 feet away); The Harvey Farm (about 600 feet away); Stonewall Jackson Prayer Oak (about 800 feet away); Fort Fisher Live Oak (about 800 feet away); Lincoln’s Tomb White Oak (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Florida Hikes! (Submitted on November 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Categories. • African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.