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.
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.
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.
Drive-Thru Alligator Park Located in Beautiful Central Florida. AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Just Minutes From The Villages You and your family will have the opportunity to feed, hold, and have your photo taken with our alligators, including “Big Al”—a giant gator just waiting to make your acquaintance. Young visitors will enjoy the small and cuddly animals in our petting zoo. There will be opportunities to feed and interact with the goats and sheep and, as an added attraction, a visit to the “Bunny House” makes it possible to hold a live (and very friendly) rabbit. There is something exciting for everyone here at GatorWorld Parks of Florida; Come check us out!
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.