Historic Markers Across Florida



Oldtown



Marker ID: FLHM F-5
Location: Near intersection of C.R. 55 and S.R. 349
County: Dixie
Coordinates: N 29° 36.113    W 082° 58.984
  29.60188333    -82.98306666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM85VF
 



Text:

Inhabited by the Upper Creeks, Old Town, often called Suwanee Old Town, was one of the largest Indian villages in northern Florida. In Andrew Jackson´s punitive expedition into Florida in April, 1818, Old Town 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.


Notes:

City: Old Town, FL