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

Oldtown

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
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 State Road 349, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 19. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Town FL 32680, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of Fort Fanning
Oldtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
2. Oldtown Marker
(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); The Crystal Ice House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Putnam Lodge (approx. 9.9 miles away); Trenton's Compass Rose (approx. 9.9 miles away); Coca Cola Bottling Plant (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,896 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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