Site of Fort Hartsuff

Site of Fort Hartsuff (HM23B8)

Location: Wauchula, FL 33873 Hardee County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 31.627', W 81° 49.062'

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Established August 8, 1856

Named in honor of Lt. George C. Hartsuff 2nd Artillery, U.S.A., whose detachment of men were ambushed in the Big Cypress Swamp, December 20, 1855, by the Seminole Indians killing several men and wounding many others.
Fort Hartsuff was a community fort used as a refuge for settlers during the Indian
uprisings of 1856-1858.
The fort was garrisoned by U.S. Regular troops and the Florida Mounted Volunteers.
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HM NumberHM23B8
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByPeace River Valley Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 419251 N 3045086
Decimal Degrees27.52711667, -81.81770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 31.627', W 81° 49.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 31' 37.62" N, 81° 49' 3.7199999999999" W
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Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1399 S Florida Ave, Wauchula FL 33873, US
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