NAME: Indiantown
COUNTY: Martin
CLIMATE: Fine, It's Florida
COMMENTS: 30 miles northwest of west palm beach, 30 miles southeast of okeechobee on state road 710 and 20 miles west of stuart off state road 76. Huge migrant population
REMAINS: 1927 seminole inn
Indiantown, original established by the seminole indians as a trading post, was later settled in the 1890's by white settlers. With the arrival of baltimore banker s. Davies warfield in the 1920's indiantown began its short and unsuccessful rise. Warfield planned to make indiantown the southern headquarters of his seaboard airline railroad (now known as seaboard coastline), then stretching from central florida to west palm beach. He planned a model city. He laid out streets, built a school, constructed houses, and a railroad station. He also built the seminole inn which is the only remaining feature of the 1920's boom. Warfield was the uncle of the duchess of windsor who visited the inn several times. Indiantown is a proud little town (a ghost town only in it's original plan) with the inn as the only remnant of warfield's dream. It is a must see for the reconstruction of the pre-depression era. You are allowed to wander around and look. Submitted by: Mike Woodfin

Seminole Inn
Courtesy Mike and Aaron Woodfin

Interior of Seminole Inn
Courtesy Jim Pike

Interior first floor of Seminole Inn
Courtesy Jim Pike

Close-up of Seminole Inn front wall showing original terrace, now blocked off
Courtesy Jim Pike

Seminole Country Inn, est 1926
Courtesy Jim Pike

Indiantown railroad depot, courtesy of the Florida Archives