Oak Hill in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Seminole Rest Historic Site
For thousands of years the Timucuan Indians harvested millions of claims and oysters from Mosquito Lagoon. They left the shells behind and formed mounds like the one here at Seminole Rest. Over time most of the mounds were destroyed and their stories with them.
Oak Hill Mound, also called Sam’s Mound, once occupied the spit of land to your right. In 1918 it was reported that 2000 railroad cars of shells were removed from the Mound for road fill.
We always called it Sam’s Mound. They built the road out here for the railroad—just a little railroad—and they just cleared that mound. All the roads used to be shell. When they were taking down Sam’s Mound, I went down there often after I got out of school and I had quite a collection of pottery and stuff like that.
Jacqueline Snyder Stevens, former resident
Seminole Rest is one of the few Indian shell mounds that remain along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Today Seminole Rest is being preserved by the National Park Service and remains a valuable link to the Timucuans’ story.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 28° 52.166′ N, 80° 50.226′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from River Road, 0.1 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker located within Seminole Rest Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 River Road, Oak Hill FL 32759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. What Do You Think? (within shouting distance of this marker); Seminole Rest Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Timucuan Way of Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preserving the Mound (about 400 feet away); Mounds of Evidence (about 400 feet away); The Caretakers (about 600 feet away); Oak Hill Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eldora Village (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Hill.
Also see . . . Seminole Rest Historic Site. Canaveral National Seashore. National Park Service. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.