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Near Flagler Beach in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bulow Sugar Mill

 
 
Bulow Sugar Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 3, 2013
1. Bulow Sugar Mill Marker
Marker located in front of the Bulow Sugar Mill Ruins
Inscription. This was the largest sugar mill in Florida. It was operated by Charles William Bulow and John Joachim Bulow from 1820 until it was burned by the Seminoles in 1836.

Sugar cane was planted in January and February and was ready for harvesting by mid-October. Field workers cut the cane and loaded it on wagons that brought it to the mill for processing.
 
Erected 2013 by Flagler County Historical Society.
 
Location. 29° 26.11′ N, 81° 8.517′ W. Marker is near Flagler Beach, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Kings Road (County Road 2001) and Old Beach Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located in front of sugar mill ruins, approximately 0.4 miles inside the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3501 Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach FL 32136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gamble Rogers (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ormond Tomb (approx. 3½ miles away); Lehigh Trail (approx. 4½ miles away); Mount Oswald Plantation
Bulow Sugar Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 3, 2013
2. Bulow Sugar Mill Ruins
The plantation and its structures were destroyed by the Seminoles in 1836 during the Second Seminole War.
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Nocoroco (approx. 6.4 miles away); Holden House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Levitt & I.T.T. "Del Mar" Model and Palm Coast Golf Club (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagler Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. Florida Division of Recreation and Parks (Submitted on December 19, 2016.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Sweet Dreams - Sugar Production in East Florida image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 3, 2013
3. Sweet Dreams - Sugar Production in East Florida
Charles Wilhelm Bulow
My father, Charles Wilhelm Bulow was born about 1778 in South Carolina to a German Lutheran minister. A wealthy man, my father purchased a 4,675-acre plantation in Florida for $9,944.50 in 1821. He died in 1823, and I – his son, John Joachim Bulow – inherited the plantation and built the sugar mill you see today.

Welcome to Bulowville, the plantation my father, Charles Wilhelm Bulow, purchased and began to develop in 1821. Not much is left now, but between 1823 and 1836 when the Seminole Indians burned the plantation at the beginning of the Second Seminole War, Bulowville was one of the largest sugar plantations in East Florida.
Sugar planting and milling really took off in East Florida after the United States of America obtained Florida as a territory in 1821. People hope that Florida could produce sugar for the United States like its neighbor, Louisiana. Of some 12 sugar plantations stretching from St. Augustine to Cape Canaveral during this period, Bulowville was one of the largest and wealthiest. 1,000 acres of the 6,675-acre plantation were planted in sugar.

Caption: Artist’s rendition of Bulowville, 1823-1836.
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 3, 2013
4. Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Bulow Ville Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 3, 2016
5. Bulow Ville Site Marker
This marker etched in stone, lets all visitors know when this site was memorialized by the people who established this Mill and Plantation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   5. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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