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Tomoka Turpentine Still

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
1. Tomoka Turpentine Still Marker
Inscription.  
The center of the turpentine camps, the still was used to process pine resin into turpentine and rosin. This still is the only known still open to the public in Florida. The Tomoka Land Company near Daytona Beach built the still in 1924. It was moved to the Settlement and is being refurbished by the Florida Blacksmith Association.
 
Erected by Barberville Pioneer Settlement.
 
Location. 29° 10.985′ N, 81° 25.4′ W. Marker is in Pierson, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Lightfoot Lane south of County Road 3, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson FL 32180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settlement Firehouse (a few steps from this marker); Swedish Pioneer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Methodist Church
Tomoka Turpentine Still Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
2. Tomoka Turpentine Still Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Quarter's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Convict Cage Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); H.L. Wynns’s Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierson.
 
Also see . . .  Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Barberville Pioneer Settlement was founded in 1976 and is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State Florida. The centerpiece of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement is the original Barberville Central High School (c 1919), a National Register of Historic Places site. Many historical buildings and artifacts that may otherwise have been destroyed have been relocated to the “Settlement’s” grounds. The site is also the original home of Volusia County’s oldest two story brick residence, the Joseph Underhill House (c 1879). (Submitted on June 21, 2019.) 
 
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Tomoka Turpentine Still image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
3. Tomoka Turpentine Still
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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