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Battle of Dunlawton Plantation

 
 
Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
1. Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker
Inscription. During the 2nd Seminole War, 1836, the Mosquito Roarers, a company of Florida militia under Major Benjamin Putnam, engaged a large band of Seminoles pillaging Dunlawton, a sugar plantation on the Halifax River. Heavy fighting ensued, but the militiamen were unable to disperse the Indians. The extensive system of sugar plantations on Florida's east coast was eventually destroyed by Seminole raids and the sugar industry in this area never recovered.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-34.)
 
Location. 29° 8.444′ N, 81° 0.375′ W. Marker is in Port Orange, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on Old Sugar Mill Road east of Herbert Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Old Sugar Mill Road forks to the north off Herbert Street, and the marker is to the east of that intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange FL 32129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dunlawton Sugar Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Sugar Making (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunlawton's Building Blocks
Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
2. Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Mills and Bongoland (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Most Dangerous Chieftain (within shouting distance of this marker); From the Boardwalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Destruction of Dunlawton Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Port Orange.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the guest parking lot for the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, a botanical gardens and park established amidst the ruins of the old plantation. The parking is on the south side of Old Sugar Mill Road, directly across the street from the gardens.
 
Additional keywords. Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
3. Battle of Dunlawton Plantation Marker
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens entrance image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
4. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens entrance
Across the street from the historical marker.
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
5. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Ruins
At the ruins of the old plantation's sugar mill, a protective roof and boardwalk were recently constructed.
 
 
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