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Remembering Pilaklikaha

By April 10, 2018 No Comments
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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. Black Seminole descendant and historical re-enactor Mathew Griffin is shown unveiling the historic marker and with the many project supporters who came out for the event.