Historic Markers Across Florida

Seminole Indian War Blockhouse

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Location: Four Freedoms Park, Madison, FL.
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 28.172    W 083° 24.755
  30.46953333    -83.41258333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4M8X


On this site stood a Blockhouse erected by the citizens of the area to protect women, children, and old people in the threatening period of 1835-1842. It served as an informal Court House before Adoniram Vann completed the regular Court House in 1840. These facts come from W. Carlton Smith and others versed in frontier history. The marker will remind succeeding generations of their priceless heritage.

Sponsored by the Senior, Junior and Business Woman´s Clubs of Madison County in cooperation with The Madison County Historical Society, 1973


City: Madison, FL
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars