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Images of Levi Jordan Plantation


Historical marker off of Texas Highway west of Brazoria. The marker indicates that building materials were brought from Florida and transported up the San Bernard River. Professor Ken Brown gives a tour of the plantation. Students worked here excavating the slave quarters behind the house. The cemetery were many descendants of slaves and the Jordan family are buried is nearby. Subtle evidence of African-style burials is found there. A light rain approaches on the south Texas plains. The structure was built in the mid-nineteenth century by slaves. The landscape in back of the plantation house is dense with vines. Most of the archaeological excavation took place here where the slaves, and later sharecroppers, were quartered.

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Related interest: King's Road, Huddie Ledbetter, Jordan Editorial



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