Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia

Traditionally, there were Timucuan Indian villages in the swamp and Spanish missions during the 17th century. When William Bartram traveled through Georgia, he told the story of princesses of the sun on an island in the center of the swamp. During the late 18th century, it was a Creek hunting ground. During the Second Seminole War (1836), Florida began extending its borders into the Okefenokee. This action caused roads and forts to be constructed around the…

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