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Perry in Taylor County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Taylor County Salt Works

 
 
Taylor County Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 17, 2020
1. Taylor County Salt Works Marker
Inscription.  Taylor County's 50-mile coastline and shallow coastal waters made it ideal for manufacturing salt for the confederacy. By 1862 works were in operation in Jonesville (now Adam's Beach) and near the mouth of Blue Creek. Trading on the barter basis, the region furnished salt for adjacent counties and South Georgia. Union forces never destroyed the salt industry and it continued operations until 1868.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 30° 3.072′ N, 83° 33.11′ W. Marker is in Perry, Florida, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19/98 and Beach Road (County Route 361), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 19/98. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry FL 32348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Perry Army Air Base (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jerkins High School
Taylor County Salt Works Marker looking south on US 19/Alt 27/98 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 17, 2020
2. Taylor County Salt Works Marker looking south on US 19/Alt 27/98
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Hampton Springs Hotel (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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