Taylor County Salt Works
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garygfon
N 30° 03.072 W 083° 33.109
17R E 253968 N 3327203
Quick Description: Describes the salt manufacturing in this area during the War between the States
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2007 2:42:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM17EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 41

Long Description:
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 in Jonesville (now Adam's Beach) and near the mouth of Blue Creek. Trading on the 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.
Marker Number: F-16

Date: 1961

County: Taylor

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Website: Not listed

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