Seminole County is the Northern county of FPAN’s East Central Region and boasts the motto, “Florida’s natural choice”. Along with much of Central Florida, Seminole County also has a strong past of Florida cracker culture. Seminole County is the home to many archaeological sites such as Fort Lane, a Second Seminole Indian War fort built in 1837. The fort is named after John Foote Lane who in 1836 served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Creek Indian Regiment. Soon after, Lane went insane and committed suicide by plunging his sword into his head. Seminole County also hosts several beautiful nature parks like the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park and Lake Jessup Conservation Area.