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Near Horseshoe Beach in Dixie County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Jackson Trail

Florida Heritage Site

 
 
The Jackson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, July 21, 2012
1. The Jackson Trail Marker
Inscription. On December 26, 1817, U.S. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun directed General Andrew Jackson to protect citizens trying to settle in Florida. Jackson arrived in Florida with the largest army ever to invade the state to date -- 2,000 Creek Warriors and 1,000 Georgia and Tennessee militiamen. After leaving Nashville, Tennessee, they traveled through Georgia and on to Florida, winding up in Suwanee-Old Town (now Dixie County). Jackson's goal was to remove the Indians, destroy their homes and confiscate their horses, cattle and food and slaves. In four days he had killed or driven off all Indians and escaped slaves. Near this spot, in April 1818, while on a "seek and find" mission, Jackson and his army captured Indian traders Robert Armbrister and Alexander Arbuthnot. They were British subjects who were supposed to be protected by a truce between England and the United States. Jackson had Arbuthnot hanged and Armbrister shot, which almost caused a war between the two countries. The Jackson Trail ran alongside Highway 19, branching south to the coast on the west side of what is now the Horseshoe Beach Road (Highway 351).
 
Erected 2001 by Dixie County Historical Society and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-439.)
 
Location. 29° 
The Jackson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, July 21, 2012
2. The Jackson Trail Marker
The Jackson Water Hole Park monument.
28.615′ N, 83° 16.652′ W. Marker is near Horseshoe Beach, Florida, in Dixie County. Marker is on County Road 351 2.4 miles north of 1st St, Horseshoe Beach, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in Jackson Water Hole Park, about 2.5 miles north of Horseshoe Beach, Florida, on County Road 351. Marker is in this post office area: Horseshoe Beach FL 32648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam Lodge (approx. 14 miles away); Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ (approx. 14.3 miles away); Deadman Bay, Stephensville and Steinhatchee (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is also a "Jackson Water Hole Park" granite monument in this park, closer to the road.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia: Seminole Wars. Article details Jackson's invasion of Florida and resulting congressional condemnation of Jackson's actions. (Submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
The Jackson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, July 21, 2012
3. The Jackson Trail Marker
Back side of the Jackson Water Hole Park monument.
The Jackson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, July 21, 2012
4. The Jackson Trail Marker
Jackson Water Hole Park sign and a view of the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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