“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Moore Haven in Glades County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Billie Bowlegs III

Chufi Hajo


1862 - 1965

Billie Bowlegs III Marker Photo, Click for full size
By B. Jackson, February 22, 2009
1. Billie Bowlegs III Marker
Inscription. In the Ortona cemetery, eight miles west of here, lie the remains of a noble citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a faithful representative of his people and a true friend of the white man.
Erected 2008 by Polk County Historical Commission and the Seminole Tribe.
Location. 26° 49.967′ N, 81° 11.217′ W. Marker is in Moore Haven, Florida, in Glades County. Marker is on W State Road 78 (State Road 78) 0 miles south of U.S. 27, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moore Haven FL 33471, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Lone Cypress" and Everglades Drainage (approx. 6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is fairly new and is located on W State Road 78, a scenic Glades County highway bordered by sugarcane and cattle prairie on the way to Ortona cemetery where Billie Bowlegs is buried.
Additional comments.
1. Billie Bowlegs III
Billie Bowlegs III was born Billy Fewell on the Brighton Seminole Reservation between Okeechobee and Moore Haven, Florida. He
Ortona Cemetery, Final Resting Place of Billie Bowlegs III Photo, Click for full size
By B. Jackson, February 22, 2009
2. Ortona Cemetery, Final Resting Place of Billie Bowlegs III
renamed himself Billie Bowlegs III after the great warrior chief of the 2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars. He served as an important elder and historian.
    — Submitted February 24, 2009, by B. Jackson of Maitland, Florida.

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