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St. Cloud in Osceola County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation

 
 
Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 16, 2014
1. Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker
Inscription.  In 1885, Hamilton Disston, Pennsylvania industrialist and pioneer Florida promoter, established an extensive experimental sugar plantation on the drained lands around St. Cloud. The enterprise, part of Disston's promotional scheme, prospered for several years and operated its own cane mill. After the abolition of the federal bounty on domestic sugar, the business failed and much of the machinery was sold for scrap. The failure caused large scale sugar planting in Florida to be abandoned for many years.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-95.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 28° 15.668′ N, 81° 17.942′ W. Marker is in St. Cloud, Florida, in Osceola County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lakeshore Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue on East Lakeshore Boulevard. The marker is located at the western end of the St. Cloud Lakefront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Cloud FL 34769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
2. Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker
Newly restored
8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sugar Belt Railway/VFW Post (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hunter Arms Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); First National Bank/St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Thunderstorm Project (approx. 1˝ miles away); Osceola County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Historic St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Cloud.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tacony History: The Life and Influence of Hamilton Disston. ...In Central Florida, Hamilton Disston is recognized as its savior and pioneer whose vision paved the way for modern-day development. Imagine the value of Disston's land holdings today in and near the Walt Disney World Resort area. (Submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Disston's Dream: Drain, Get Rich - Orlando Sentinel. (Submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 16, 2014
3. Wide view of the Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 1, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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