Osceola sugar mill

The sugar mill at Osceola dates to the 1880s.

Not every early settler in Brazoria County or elsewhere in Texas’s “Sugar Bowl” counties was able to successfully produce and refine sugar.

The heavy investment required on the part of sugar planters ensured that most early farmers stick with such staples as cotton and corn, which had much lower production costs for equipment.

Marie Beth Jones is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at 979-849-5467 or 1mbjones@nnewwave.com.

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