The convict cage wagon was used to transport prisoners who were leased to corporations for road work, timber harvesting and turpentining They were often chained together, as in this photo. The leasing program was abolished in Florida in 1923, . . . — — Map (db m135545) HM
This 1900’s store served the turpentine operation at Bakersburg, just north of Pierson. It was moved to the Settlement in 1984 where it serves as the County Store. When the building was being moved, a piece of script used to purchase goods was . . . — — Map (db m135700) HM
The process for sugarcane syrup production on farms in Florida has not changed that much for well over 100 years. It takes the cane a year to reach maturity and its peek sweetness along with a light frost in the fall generally in November to early . . . — — Map (db m135548) HM
Huntington was a small community located west of
Crescent City and east of Lake George. After the
railroad came through the area in 1885, the post office
was built to accept mail for the community.
It was donated and moved to . . . — — Map (db m135491) HM
The log cabin is the only building at the settlement that is not original to Florida. Jim Lewis of Georgia built it in 1876. In 1992 his descendants purchased the cabin and sponsored it’s transportation and reconstruction. It is an excellent . . . — — Map (db m135521) HM
Named Midway because Barberville was half way between Jacksonville and Tampa on the Methodist Minister’s circuit. The church was built in 1890. It served the community until 1964 and was donated to the Pioneer Settlement by the DeLand District of . . . — — Map (db m135539) HM
A National Register of Historic Places Site
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc.
Major Restoration Funding by
County of Volusia, 2003 ECHO Grant Program
State of Florida,
Florida Department of State . . . — — Map (db m135703) HM
In 1891 the Palatka & Indian River Railway was chartered to connect the Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West Railway at Palatka with the Florida Southern Railway at Sanford. This eliminated traffic on the St. Johns River. In 1885 this depot was built at . . . — — Map (db m135696) HM
Built in the 1920's, the house was moved from New Smyrna Beach in 1997. The shotgun style is indicative of the homes built to quarter workers in the Naval Stores Industry (turpentine). The structures were cheaply built and occupants frequently . . . — — Map (db m135594) HM
Originally the Guenther
Blacksmith Shop in DeLand, it
was built in around 1900.
The building served as the
Settlement’s smithy until 1987
when it was re-purposed
to serve as the Firehouse.
It contains fire-fighting . . . — — Map (db m135443) HM
During the post Civil Was era, numerous Swedish people came from northern states and directly from Sweden to settle and help develop the still largely wilderness area of central Florida.
In 1868, John A. Bostrom, a native of Sweden’s Island . . . — — Map (db m135590) HM
The center of the turpentine camps, the still was used to process pine resin into turpentine and rosin. This still is the only known still open to the public in Florida. The Tomoka Land Company near Daytona Beach built the still in 1924. It was . . . — — Map (db m135501) HM