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Creation Date

3-13-2011

Description

John Hicks & Hickstown Marker (Obverse), Madison, FL.

John Hicks was a prominent Indian leader in the period between the First and Second Seminole Wars .

The text on the marker reads as : (side 1)

" The Miccosukee Indian chief, John Hicks, (English name for Tuckose Emathla) was a prominent Indian leader in the period between the First and Second Seminole Wars (1818-1835). It is believed that after General Andrew Jackson destroyed the Miccosukee towns to the west of here in the 1818 campaign against the Seminoles, John Hicks relocated his village near this site. This village, Hicks Town, was evacuated by the Indians by 1826 as Seminoles were removed to a central Florida reservation."

Sponsored or placed by: The Madison County Commission In Cooperation With Department of State

Latitude, Longitude

30.48973056, -83.50626389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; John Hicks & Hickstown Marker; John Hicks; Hicks Town; Indian leader; Madison County (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Madison County.

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