Historic Markers Across Florida



Sylvania Plantation



Marker ID: FLHM F-35
Location: on C.R.164, 4.2 miles E. of its intersection with
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 30° 47.525    W 085° 8.418
  30.79208333    -85.1403
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Near this site stood "Sylvania", the plantation home of John Milton, Florida´s Civil War governor, who settled in Jackson County in 1845. Milton´s holdings consisted of 2,600 acres, a manor house, a school and family chapel, barns, blacksmith shop, and quarters for 50 slaves. Chief crops were cotton and corn. Here Gov. Milton, exhausted by his labors for the Confederate cause, took his life at the end of the war.


Notes:

City: Marianna, FL