Location in Martin County and the state of Florida
Indiantown was originally established by the Seminole people as a trading post. It was then settled by white American migrants in the 1890s.
In 1924, Indiantown was transformed when S. Davies Warfield built an extension of the Seaboard Air Line Railway from Coleman, Florida to West Palm Beach, passing directly through—and stopping in—Indiantown.
Warfield planned to make Indiantown the southern hub of the Seaboard rail line.Toward that end, he planned a model city, laying out streets and building a school, housing, and a railroad station.Warfield also built the Seminole Inn, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
However, the Florida land boom of the 1920s fizzled out after 1926. Warfield died a year later, putting an end to plans make Indiantown the Seaboard's southern headquarters. The 1928 Okeechobee hurricane wreaked significant destruction and halted further development.
Seaboard trains continued to stop at the Indiantown depot through the 1960s but passenger service to the station was eliminated when Amtrak took over in 1971. The depot was demolished several years later. The Seminole Inn is virtually all that remains of the 1920s boom.
Warfield's contributions to Indiantown are memorialized in, among others, Warfield Boulevard (the main route through Indiantown) and Warfield Elementary School.
Indiantown is located at (27.0263, -80.4728).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2), all land.