Historic Markers Across Florida



Battle of Dunlawton Plantation



Marker ID: FLHM F-34
Location: Dunlawton Sugar Mill (a tourist attraction) on Old Sugar Mill Rd., Port Orange, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 08.469    W 081° 00.365
  29.14115    -81.00608333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4192
 



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Battle of Dunlawton Plantation



During the First Seminole War, 1836, the Mosquito Roarers, a company of Florida militia under Major Benjamin Putnam, engaged a large band of Seminoles pillaging Dunlawton, a sugar plantation on the Halifax River. Heavy fighting ensued, but the militiamen were unable to disperse the Indians. The extensive system of sugar plantations on Florida´s east coast was eventually destroyed by Seminole raids and the sugar industry in this area never recovered.






F-34 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1961



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City: Port Orange, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars

Wikipedia - Seminole Wars