Like many Florida county roads, the highway to the Old Sugar Mill is flat, smooth and straight.
The site of the Yulee Sugar Mill State Park was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Yulee.
This pavilion is available to State Park visitors - first come first served. Grills and picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.
The highway runs right through the park. David Yulee was a member of the Florida Territorial Legislative Council and served in the U. S. House of Representatives and U. S. Senate after Florida became a state.
The park contains the remnants of a 5100-acre sugar plantation. This 40-foot limestone masonry chimney, iron gears and a cane press are what is left.
Close-up of the sugar press
Better view of the press. Notice the information placards scattered throughout the park.
More about the sugar mill next post.
Ron, Tippy and Treky