NAME: Bullowville
COUNTY: Flagler
CLIMATE: Nice and warm all the time.
COMMENTS: Plantation town.
REMAINS: Sugar Mill's two story stone walls. Stones left from the mansion. A marker signifying the area of the forty slave cabins. Boat slips. Many Bulow liquor bottles are on display in the museum..
Bullowville was a plantation town just south of Bunnell. There was a large plantation along with a village for the supporting workers. In 1836, it was destroyed by Seminole Indians.Bulowville was a town that surrounded the Plantation and Sugar Mill of John Bulow. John inherited it from his father Charles who founded it in 1821. Bulowville became the showplace of the area with many large parties attracting famous guests. John Audubon being one. John Bulow was a friend to the Seminoles. When the Second Seminole Indian War broke out in 1835 the St Augustine militia planned to take over the mansion. The plantation owner fired shots at them to warn them away from Bulowville. They took over the mansion and made it headquarters anyway taking Bulow prisoner. When they abandoned the mansion they forced John Bulow to accompany them leaving all his possessions. When the Seminoles arrived they mistakenly thought that Bulow had betrayed them and torched all of Bulowville. The glow was said to be seen as far as St. Augustine some forty miles away.

Picture of the ruins of the Bulow Sugar Mill. Destroyed by Seminoles during the Second Seminole War.
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

Bulow sugar mill ruins
Courtesy Jim Pike

Bullow Sugar Mill Ruins
Courtesy Jim Pike

Original sidewalk and path
Courtesy Jim Pike

Site of Bulowville sawmill, powered by sugar mill steam engine
Courtesy Jim Pike