Sugar Mill Ruins

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600 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA
(386) 427-2284

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Darfsteller Darfstel…
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Old Florida piece of history May 05, 2016
This long abandoned sugar mill had a short, but doomed history. It was build around 1830 as part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation. It was state of the art for its time, run by steam power for the production of sugar/molasses and also had an attached sawmill. The settlers of the period had a lot of conflict with Native Americans from the Seminole tribe, and it was destroyed after only a short time in operation around 1835. What remained of the the buildings was used afterward as a garrison for U.S. soldiers during the Seminole Wars. Mostly the walls of the mill are still standing, but the roofs are long gone. Nearby there is a campground and travel park for various outdoor activities. There is an access road, and the ruins are easily reached. The site is a bit fragile, so crawling around in the ruins or taking souvenirs is not allowed. Look, but don't touch is the general rule, but you can get up close and it's a self-guided tour. It was added to the US National Registry of Historic places in 1970.
Sugar Mill Ruins
Sugar Mill Ruins
Sugar Mill Ruins
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Cho says:
I've been to New Smyrna Beach but never knew about this place. What a pity because i like old ruins/architecture.
Posted on: Mar 06, 2017
odiseya says:
Posted on: Feb 06, 2017
Darfsteller says:
The molasses went most to the Caribbean for making rum. Some did go for use in local stills for rum.
Posted on: Jan 24, 2017
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