Dixie County itself harbors several delightful little-known springs, accessible mainly from the Suwannee River by boat. Gronto Springs, a county park and nearby, clear blue Fanning Springs, a state recreation area with full swimming and diving facilities at a bargain admission price.

Florida Historical Markers: Old Town

Location:U.S. Highway 19
County: Dixie
City: Old Town
Description: 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.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 20:47:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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