Near Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Near this site stood “Sylvania”, the plantation home of John Milton, Florida's Civil War governor, who settled in Jackson County in 1845. Milton's holdings consisted of over 2600 acres, a manor house, a school and family chapel, barns, blacksmith shop, and quarters for 50 slaves. Chief crops were cotton and corn. Here Gov. Milton, exhausted by his labors for the Confederate cause, took his life at the end of the war.
Erected 1961 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-35.)
Location. 30° 47.525′ N, 85° 8.418′ W. Marker is near Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Blue Springs Road (County Road 164) and Marble Court, on the right when traveling east on Blue Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Luke Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Davis-West House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Great Oaks (approx. 5.2 miles Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Jackson County (approx. 5.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle of Marianna (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marianna.
Also see . . .
1. Sylvania - Plantation of Gov. John Milton. (Submitted on June 5, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. 2014 Civil War Florida article. (Submitted on June 5, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.