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Old Town in Dixie County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oldtown

 
 
Oldtown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
1. Oldtown Marker
Inscription. Inhabited by the Upper Creeks, Oldtown, often called Suwanee Oldtown, was one of the largest Indian villages in northern Florida. In Andrew Jackson's punitive expedition into Florida in April, 1818, Oldtown was captured. Most of the renegade Indians escaped, but Jackson caught Robert Armbister, a British subject, who was tried and executed for aiding the Creeks in border raids into Georgia. This produced tension between the United States and Great Britain.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-55.)
 
Location. 29° 36.111′ N, 82° 58.977′ W. Marker is in Old Town, Florida, in Dixie County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Florida Highway 349, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 19. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Town FL 32680, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of Fort Fanning (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fanning Springs Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ (approx. 9.1 miles away); Fletcher Community (approx. 9.3 miles away); Putnam Lodge (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Oldtown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
2. Oldtown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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