Abraham’s Town Historical Marker at Pilaklikaha

On April 10, 2018, Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway and the Sumter Historical Society celebrated the dedication of the official state historic marker for Pilaklikaha, also known as Abraham’s Old Town, a large Black Seminole settlement that existed until 1836 when it was burned in the early days of the Second Seminole War. The town was located a few miles northwest of current day Center Hill. The historical marker is located on County Road 567, just east of State Road 471.

Wahoo Community Center & Historical Site

The Battle of Wahoo Swamp was the largest defeat of US forces in the Second Seminole War. The battle is commemorated by a registered historical marker at the site, which is only six miles away from the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park and the Ft. Armstrong registered historical marker. Voting center and picnic facilities are available.

Richloam General Store

The Richloam General Store served as the store and post office for the community of Richloam until 1936. Today they offer time period merchandise, J.R. Watkins products, Lodge Cast Iron products, stone ground dry goods, and a wide range of additional locally made products.

St. Catherine Matchett Cemetery

St. Catherine Matchett Cemetery is located west of Webster. In Webster, from the intersection of Market Blvd. and CR-478, go west on CR-478 for 3.5 miles to CR-765. The cemetery on the right at the intersection of CR-478 and CR-765. The GPS coordinates are N 28.61764 and W 82.11259. I have recorded the legible stones/markers beginning at the east end of the cemetery and counting stones beginning at the north end of the rows. Examples: R03-03 would be the third legibly marked grave in from the north end of row 3. R09-03 would be the third legibly marked grave in from the north end of the ninth row in from the west side. This is a very old cemetery and there are many stones that are no longer readable.

Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery

Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery is located in the southwestern area of Sumter County. Heading east on 476-B go over the I-75 over pass, right at the bottom will be a dirt road, turn right and you are there. The upkeep of this cemetery is credited to Sumter Correctional Institution, and the general condition is good. A couple of years ago vandals did some damage, but there are only two graves that have headstones that cannot be read.