FLOR500, Garden 84 Timothy Twitchell, Businessman (ca. 1783–ca. 1867) About 1830, Timothy Twitchell bought the northeast quarter of the Arcadia mill site from Joseph Forsyth. Twitchell built a sawmill and a shingle mill. He added the Arcadia Pail Factory in 1841. In 1838, Forsyth, Twitchell, and the Simpson brothers chartered the Arcadia Railroad Company, the second oldest railway built in territorial Florida.
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Timothy Twitchell, Businessman 

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Timothy Twitchell, Businessman

(ca. 1783–ca. 1867)

About 1830, Timothy Twitchell bought the northeast quarter of the Arcadia mill site from Joseph Forsyth. Twitchell built a sawmill and a shingle mill. He added the Arcadia Pail Factory in 1841.  In 1838, Forsyth, Twitchell, and the Simpson brothers chartered the Arcadia Railroad Company, the second oldest railway built in territorial Florida.  





 




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