Six-Mile Creek: Joseph Burchum

Joseph Burchum, a Loyalist refugee from South Carolina, settled on Six Mile Creek in 1782 following his evacuation from Charleston. Burchum acquired a 100-acre tract on the road leading to St. Augustine that he cultivated and improved. After building a log house on the property he was forced to abandon it, along with four horses and a boat, when he left the province in 1784. Burchum, a boat builder, had a second property on the St. Johns River where he practiced his craft. He also abandoned four horses and two boats at his boat works.

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Six-Mile Creek at the point where State Road 13, also known as the Bartram Trail, crosses. The view is downriver; the creek flows easterly toward the St. Johns River.

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