Craig Sugar Mill Chimney

Craig Sugar Mill Chimney (HM1QYG)

Location: Ellenton, FL 34222 Manatee County
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N 27° 31.317', W 82° 32.064'

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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.
Placed ByManatee County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 348462 N 3045185
Decimal Degrees27.52195000, -82.53440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 31.317', W 82° 32.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 31' 19.02" N, 82° 32' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3214 FL-43, Ellenton FL 34222, US
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