1790 Young Plantation: View from Freeway Bridge

Aug 22 2011

Today the camera is on the SE Freeway Bridge, but in 1790 it would have been located at the top of trees surrounding one of Young’s graveyards.  (Note: all locations are approximate.  The graveyard, as indicated on a King Plat survey, may not be exactly on the sidewalk below, but it was probably within 120 feet).  This view begins to give a good sense as to how the plantation looked.  It also clearly shows how much earth has been moved over the years with the digging of the SE Freeway, the building up of Banneker Park, and the expansion of the shore line. Click the image or here to see the panorama.

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