Milton in Santa Rosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site
Arcadia Mill industrial complex included a multi-ethnic village located in the uplands and industrial facilities situated in the lowlands. This ethnically diverse industrial community included an enslaved African-American labor force, Anglo-American workers, and an elite Anglo-American management class.
Ezekiel Simpson’s home, located in the southern uplands or modern neighborhood, served as the elite component of the Arcadia community. Archaeological excavations have yielded domestic material from the uplands surrounding the industrial complex including lower status deposits and refuse from the Simpson lot.
Erected by University of West Florida Historic Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • Anthropology & Archaeology • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 36.805′ N, 87° 5.024′ W. Marker is in Milton, Florida, in Santa Rosa County. Marker can be reached from Mill Pond Lane, 0.1 miles north of Juan De Laurua Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton FL 32583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arcadia Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Arcadia Dam and Water Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Existing Foundations: Sawmill and Textile Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Arcadia Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Millrace (about 300 feet away); Elliott’s Flume (about 500 feet away); Plunge Pool (about 600 feet away); Arcadia’s Cotton Textile Mill (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
Also see . . . Explore Arcadia Mill. Historic Pensacola (Submitted on July 14, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.