Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Historical

Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Historical (HM1WCF)

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Broward County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 7.109', W 80° 8.252'

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On this spot, January 31, 1893, Frank Stranahan, the founder of this city, conducted a ferry across New River, established a trading post with the Indians and operated the first U.S. Post Office.

Seven tenths of a mile west of this point occurred, in 1836, the massacre by the Seminoles of the Colee family, which destroyed the first white settlement on the New River.

Two and one tenth miles east of this spot, in the reservation of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the site of Fort Lauderdale, built in 1838, during the Seminole War, by U.S. Government forces under command of Maj. William Lauderdale, for whom this city was named.
Placed ByHimmarshee Champter, Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 586228 N 2889090
Decimal Degrees26.11848333, -80.13753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 7.109', W 80° 8.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 7' 6.54" N, 80° 8' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)954, 352, 561, 754, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, US
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