<—- 10 mi. —-<<<<Okefenokee, "Land of the Trembling Earth", was a favorite hunting and fishing ground for many tribes of Indians. General Charles Floyd with 250 dragoons drove out the last of these, the Seminoles, in 1838 ending Indian rebellion in southern Georgia. In 1937 the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired most of the 400,000 acres of the swamp. Now a sanctuary for wild life, it abounds in rare species of birds, mammals, fish and reptiles in a vast natural botanical garden. All hunting is prohibited; some fishing is allowed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 403398 N 3411262|
|Decimal Degrees||30.83058333, -82.01008333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 49.835', W 82° 0.605'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 49' 50.10" N, 82° 0' 36.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35729 Okefenokee Pkwy, Folkston GA 31537, US|
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