The First Fort Lauderdale Historical

The First Fort Lauderdale Historical (HM1VJI)

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Broward County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 7.051', W 80° 9.36'

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The prehistoric peoples of Fort Lauderdale, commonly known as the Tequesta, occupied camps as early as 500 BCE in the area now known as Sailboat Bend. By 1800, Seminole Indians and Bahamian and American settlers inhabited lands along New River. In January 1836, after the outbreak of the Second Seminole War, settler William Cooley's family was killed by the Indians. In response to the incident and to seek out the Seminoles and their leader Sam Jones (Abiaca or Abiaki), U. S. Army Major General Thomas Jesup sent 200 mounted Tennessee Volunteers, commanded by Major William Lauderdale, from Jupiter to New River. They were accompanied by Lieutenant Robert Anderson with Company D, Third Artillery, and followed a route later known as "Military Trail." On March 6, 1838, the soldiers encamped on the north bank of New River at its forks. The new post was designated "Fort Lauderdale" after its commanding officer. Although active during its occupation, the garrison abandoned the fort by May 1838. Soldiers returning to reestablish Fort Lauderdale in February 1839 found that the fort's blockhouse and stockade had been burned. They chose a site further down river, west of Tarpon Bend, for the second Fort Lauderdale.
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HM NumberHM1VJI
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-722.)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 584383 N 2888971
Decimal Degrees26.11751667, -80.15600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 7.051', W 80° 9.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 7' 3.06" N, 80° 9' 21.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)954
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-410 SW 11th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312, US
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