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Oak Hill in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Seminole Rest Trail

Canaveral National Seashore

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Seminole Rest Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
1. Seminole Rest Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to Seminole Rest, part of Canaveral National Seashore and site of an ancient 18-foot-high Indian shell mound. Timucuan Indians occupied this site at various times from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1565. A leisurely walk along the half-mile loop trail will introduce you to the Timucuans. Centuries of shells and other items left in the mound tell the story.

Please stay on the trail.
American Indians have requested that visitors keep off the mound in respect to the Timucuans who once lived here.


[Captions:]
The Snyders (above) lived at Seminole Rest from 1911 to 1988. In the early 1800s, the site was called Live Oak Hill because of the live oak trees found here.


After the Civil War the name was shortened to Oak Hill and finally renamed Seminole Rest by the Snyder family. The Timucuans looked to the water for sustenance. Besides collecting shellfish and fishing, they hunted with bow and arrow in the nearby forests and swamps.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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Seminole Rest Historic Site Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
2. Seminole Rest Historic Site Sign
marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 28° 52.143′ N, 80° 50.248′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on River Road 0.2 miles south of Palm Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the entrance of the Seminole Rest Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 River Rd, 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. Lost Mounds (within shouting distance of this marker); What Do You Think? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Timucuan Way of Life (about 500 feet away); Mounds of Evidence (about 600 feet away); Preserving the Mound (about 600 feet away); The Caretakers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eldora Village (approx. 2.9 miles away); Eldora House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Seminole Rest Historic Site. (Submitted on November 9, 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 9, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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