Dixie makes a perfect base for your SCUBA trips. Start with the historic City of Hawkinsville, underwater state park, near the Nature Coast Greenway crossing of the Suwannee. Also, Fanning Springs is rated highly as an open water dive and Manatee Springs offers cave diving for certified divers. Within 50 miles in almost any direction, still more dives await you.

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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