Historic Markers Across Florida

The Timucuan Way of Life

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Location: Seminole Rest on River Rd., Oak Hill , FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 28° 52.216    W 080° 50.274
  28.87026666    -80.8379
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMJ10E


Archeologists believe that the Timucuans lived in the wooded area in the distance. The trees provided wood for fuel and shelter, while freshwater springs supplied water.

In 1564 illustrator Jacques LeMoyne came to Florida as part of a French expedition. His vivid drawings depicting Timucuan life are our only visual record of this now-extinct civilization that occupied much of Florida for thousands of years "of these plants may have been used by the Timucuans for food, fuel, or medicine."

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