Ellaville was once a booming town during the 1800′s. The town was established in the 1860′s by Gov. George Drew , who also owned the sawmill. The Drew mansion was built in the late 1860′s and after many years of neglect burned to the ground in 1970. Today you can explore the remains of the abandoned bridge, Railroad Bridge, Sawmill, a few old buildings and the Suwannee River Store.
Drew Saw Mill
In 1869 in George Drew and Louis Bucki of New York he built a new mill at Ellaville Florida.
The location was ideal since they could use the Withlahochee and Suwannee River to carry the logs to the mill.
The Rise and Fall of the Drew Mansion
The Bridges of Ellaville
People of Early Ellaville
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