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

Oldtown

 
 
Oldtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 23, 2021
1. Oldtown Marker
After restoration
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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1818.
 
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
Oldtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
2. Oldtown Marker
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are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town School (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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); The Crystal Ice House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Putnam Lodge (approx. 9.9 miles away); John Franklin Beach, Sr. (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Town.
 
Oldtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
3. Oldtown Marker
Oldtown Marker looking south on US 19/98/Alt 27 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 23, 2021
4. Oldtown Marker looking south on US 19/98/Alt 27
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,951 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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