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The Bulow Ville plantation was founded in the year 1821. However the plantation was destroyed during the Seminole Indian War.


  The Bulow Plantation is located in Flagler Beach, Florida. During the Seminole War many plantations were ruined which included the Bulow Plantation. The Bulow Plantation was established in the year 1820 by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow. By 1821 the plantation had started and was the largest plantation in East Florida. It was considered one of the finest plantation of the South. The plantation was completely destroyed by Seminole Indians by 1836.

  You can now visit the Bulow Plantation here in Florida and see all the scar battles that took place. There is not much of the plantation left, but what is left shoes the significance of the Bulow Plantation and what took place during the war. However, you can see the machines that were used on the plantation for example the sugar cane grinding and bottle kettles as well. While at the Bulow Plantation you can go hiking, fishing, canoeing,kayaking, and also picnicking. 

  The Bulow fortune increased through many generations. Bulow was an American born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was educated in Paris and started his plantation at a very young age. He owned the largest plantation in East Florida. It contained close to six thousand acres. Bulow lived in a two story that was built on his plantation. He had close to 200 slaves working on his plantation. He grew sugarcane, indigo, cotton, and also rice on his plantation. 

  The Bulow Plantation was located on the East side of Florida and was among the early plantations constructed. Many plantations were damaged during the conflicts in the years 1800-1803, then again during the First Seminole War in the year 1818. So since the plantations were destroyed Bulow was ahead of the game whenever he established his plantation in 1820. The plantation ruins is among one of the very interesting sites here in Florida. The plantation has now been a state park for many years. 

  The Bulow Plantation has their own website where you are able to see pictures of what now is a state park. You can also visit the plantation and see the ruins that are there and what happened throughout the years. The Second Seminole War lasted seven years and destroyed many places. During this war the Indians were very hostile with the Seminoles. This was the most expensive of the wars the United States fought with Native Americans. Thousands of Seminoles were dead and 20 million dollars was gone. Indians were forced to move west of the Mississippi River. You can see the damage caused by the Second Seminole War there at the plantations. It is actually quite incredible to see what happened and how many things were left destroyed. 

  The machines that are still there have been there for a while. They actually used those same machines on the plantation every day. It is pretty cool to see those massive machines and hear about why and how they were used. 

  Many schools go on trips to this historical site and see what is actually there. Seeing the Bulow Plantation could actually be a very great learning process. You could get a lot out of it. In the Bulow Plantation Ruins you can actually eat on a picnic, see the machines that were once used there, go on nature walks and take a look around you never what you might find there so be careful, see the sugar mill Ruins and learn about how much work was done there everyday. This plantation is actually quite big and you never know what you may learn there. 

  You may visit the Bulow Plantation Ruins at the address of 3501 Old Kings Road Flagler Beach, Florida 32136. Enjoy all the ruins of the sugar mill with nice walks throughout the nature around and soak up all the history you can. 

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