Miccosukee Plantation

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Miccosukee Plantation was a medium sized cotton plantation of 2517 acres (10 km2) located in eastern Leon County, Florida, USA established by John Miller.

Location[edit]

Miccosukee Plantation was located in eastern Leon County near Lake Miccosukee and the village of Miccosukee most likely north of Blakely Plantation.

Plantation specifics[edit]

The Leon County Florida 1860 Agricultural Census shows that Miccosukee Plantation had the following:

  • Improved Land: 1400 acres (5½ km²)
  • Unimproved Land: 1300 acres (5 km²)
  • Cash value of plantation: $35,000
  • Cash value of farm implements/machinery: $250
  • Cash value of farm animals: $15,000
  • Number of slaves: 80
  • Bushels of corn: 5000
  • Bales of cotton: 180

Miller grazed 266 head of cattle, 160 sheep, and 250 hogs on the lowlands of Miccosukee.

Owner[edit]

John Miller was born in 1798 in Duplin County, North Carolina where he was a merchant and postmaster. He migrated to Florida but returned briefly to marry Sarah Eliza Houston in 1850. John died in 1865 and is buried in Leon County.

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