Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation

Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation (HM1DMS)

Location: St Cloud, FL 34769 Osceola County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 15.668', W 81° 17.942'

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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.
Marker NumberF-95
Year Placed1963
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470669 N 3126166
Decimal Degrees28.26113333, -81.29903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 15.668', W 81° 17.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 15' 40.08" N, 81° 17' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)407, 321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600-2698 E Lakeshore Blvd, St Cloud FL 34769, US
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