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By James R. Murray, September 25, 2014
Ft. Armstrong Marker
Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Ft. Armstrong
During the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-42) a number of military forts were constructed in Florida. These forts served as supply bases and other logistic supports. Near this site was constructed Ft. Armstrong. The fort was constructed in . . . — Map (db m42035) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — On This SpotDecember 28, 1835 — Dade Battlefield
Major Francis L. Dade and his command consisting of detachments of the Fourth Infantry, Second and Third Artillery United States Army, while marching from Tampa Bay to Fort King was attacked by a superior force of Seminole Indians commanded by Mico . . . — Map (db m20024) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — F-993 — Pilaklikaha/Abraham's Town
Pilaklikaha One mile east of here is the site of the town of Pilaklikaha, established in 1813 by Black Seminoles. Meaning "many ponds" in the Mikasuki language, Pilaklikaha was the largest and most prosperous Black Seminole town in Florida, . . . — Map (db m114467) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Coleman — AdamsvilleHistoric Marker
Sumter County was created by an act of the Florida Legislature on January 8, 1853. The new county was created from the southern part of Marion County and contained a large segment on what is now Lake County. The community of Adamsville was selected . . . — Map (db m66858) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Sumterville — SumtervilleHistoric Site
Sumter County was created by an act of the Florida Legislature on January 8, 1853. The new county was created from the southern part of Marion County and included a large segment of what is now Lake County. The community of Adamsville was selected . . . — Map (db m66969) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Wahoo vicinity — F-283 — The Battle of Wahoo Swamp
The Battle of Wahoo Swamp occurred nearby on November 21, 1836. The 2d Seminole War, a seven-year clash caused by rivalry between Indians and settlers over central Florida lands, had begun almost a year before. By November, Indian forces had . . . — Map (db m41679) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Webster — Parson Brown Orange Tree
Parson Brown originated as a chance seedling at the home of Reverend N.L. Brown near Webster, Florida in 1856. Original plantings of this variety on sour orange rootstock on heavy hammock soils produced good crops of relatively high quality . . . — Map (db m93074) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Webster — Sumter County Farmers Market
In the late 1800s, the small farms populating Sumter County competed against each other to send their fruit and vegetables away to market. Looking for a way to sell produce which would better serve the community and benefit all growers too, the . . . — Map (db m120558) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Wildwood — Oak Grove Cemetery Confederate Veterans Memorial
This monument is dedicated to Remember and honor Our Confederate veterans who endured so much For their homes, their wife’s and their sweet hearts; So as we now bow our heads in prayer for our Confederate Veterans May we remember to . . . — Map (db m77498) WM
Florida (Sumter County), Wildwood — F-700 — Royal School Site
Royal Community Park is the site of the former segregated Royal School. Founded in 1865, the community of Royal was originally known as Picketsville, which was named for the white picket fences that marked its 40-acre homesteads. It was settled . . . — Map (db m66986) HM

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