Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
David Levy Yulee
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins
David Levy Yulee (1810-1886) who built Florida’s first cross-state railroad, was the State’s first U.S. Senator. He came to Florida as an immigrant and rose to become an outstanding businessman and statesman. He served in Florida’s territorial council, as territorial delegate to congress, and helped write the State’s first constitution. His sugar mill began operations in 1849. During the Civil War he supplied the Confederates with sugar, syrup and molasses. Federal raiders burned the Yulee home May 29, 1864, but the mill and plantation escaped destruction.
Erected by Florida Department of Historical Rescources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 28° 47.057′ N, 82° 36.463′ W. Marker is in Homosassa, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is on West Yulee Dr, 0.1 miles north of West Bresler Court, on the right when traveling north. The marker standsd within a small Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10407 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa FL 34448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Removing the Juice from the Cane (a few steps from this marker); Steam Engine and Gears (a few steps from this marker); Kettles and Operation (a few steps from this marker); Stage Stand Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Florida Boom Sidewalk (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bicentennial Park War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kings Bay Park (approx. 7.8 miles away); Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homosassa.
Also see . . . Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins. (Submitted on June 24, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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