“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
near Lacoochee in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Fort Dade

Fort Dade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Fort Dade Marker
Inscription. Located one mile east of this point on the south bank of the Withlacoochee River at the crossing of the Fort King Road. The Fort, built in 1837, named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, served for many years as a depot and observation post in the heart of the Seminole Indian settlement. Here, March 6, 1837, the Seminole leaders, Jumper and Alligator, met General Thomas S. Jesup to sign the "Ft. Dade Capitulation."
Erected 1966 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-136.)
Location. 28° 28.789′ N, 82° 10.656′ W. Marker is in near Lacoochee, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on U.S. 301. Click for map. Located 7 miles north of Dade City, South of Reynolds Street at the County Line. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trilby Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort King Road (approx. 2 miles away); Owensboro (approx. 2.4 miles away); Blanton Methodist Church (approx. 6.3
Fort Dade Marker, looking north along US 301 at Pasco County line Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2011
2. Fort Dade Marker, looking north along US 301 at Pasco County line
miles away); Clay Sink Cemetery, Baptist Church and School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Whitehouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); Spring Lake Community Center (approx. 7.7 miles away).
Regarding Fort Dade. At Fort Dade General Thomas S. Jesup and five Seminole chiefs and representatives sign the capitulation in which the Seminoles agreed to immigrate to Oklahoma.
Also see . . .
1. (Major) Francis Langhorne Dade, Wikipedia entry. a Major in the U.S. 4th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, during the Second Seminole War. Dade was killed in a battle with Seminole Indians that came to be known as the "Dade Massacre". Dade was born in Virginia, ... Dade County, Missouri, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Dade County, Georgia, and Dade City, Florida are all named after Major Dade. The now decommissioned fort on Egmont Key was also named for him. The battle is re-enacted at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park each year. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Excerpt- Frank Laumer traces the history of the several "Fort Dades". Here is documentation for locations in Pasco County: (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Fort Dade Marker, looking south Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2011
3. Fort Dade Marker, looking south
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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