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Ellenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Craig Sugar Mill Chimney

 
 
Craig Sugar Mill Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 27, 2016
1. Craig Sugar Mill Chimney Marker
Inscription. William Pinkston Craig, planter and native of Maryland, came to the Manatee River from Leon County, Florida in the early 1840s. Clearing an original 160 acres, he planted sugar cane and corn and built a sugar and grist mill. Its 45 ft. chimney of local stone stands 97 ft. north of this marker. From June 1849 to June 1850, Craig processed about 40,000 lbs. of sugar and 8,000 gallons of molasses. At the chimney's base were 2 furnaces which supported five 200 gallon copper kettles used for boiling the cane juice. During the Seminole Wars, weapons were fired through the chimney ports.
 
Erected by Manatee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 31.317′ N, 82° 32.064′ W. Marker is in Ellenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is on U.S. 301 west of Gary Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2920 US 301, Ellenton FL 34222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gamble Mansion and Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Gamble Sugar Cane Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Atwood Grove and Origin of World's 1st Pink Grapefruit / (approx.
Craig Sugar Mill Chimney Marker with chimney in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 27, 2016
2. Craig Sugar Mill Chimney Marker with chimney in background
The house attached to the chimney was not part of the original sugar mill.
mile away); Lincoln Memorial High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Settler's Homesite (approx. 1.8 miles away); Manatee Mineral Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Manatee Academy (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Manatee Courthouse / Manatee Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellenton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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