Historic Markers Across Florida

Taylor County Salt Works

Marker ID: FLHM F-16
Location: U.S. 19 & S.R. 361, five miles south of Perry
County: Taylor
Coordinates: N 30° 03.072    W 083° 33.109
  30.0512    -83.55181666
Waymark: WM17EM


Taylor County´s 50-mile coastline and shallow coastal waters made it ideal for manufacturing salt for the Confederacy. By 1862 works were in operation at Jonesville (now Adam´s Beach) and near the mouth of Blue Creek. Trading on a barter basis, the region furnished salt for adjacent counties and South Georgia. Union forces never destroyed the salt industry and it continued operations until 1868.


City: Perry, FL