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Cape Coral in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harney's Point

 
 
Harney's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
1. Harney's Point Marker
Inscription.  Near here on the Caloosahatchee River a band of 160 Indians attacked the Fort and Trading Post at four o'clock on the morning of July 23, 1839. In the raid led by Chief Chekaika of the Spanish Indians, thirteen soldiers died and fourteen, including Col. William S. Harney in command of operations, escaped down river. A year later Col. Harney returned and destroyed Chekaika in the Everglades.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-105.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1839.
 
Location. 26° 33.783′ N, 81° 56.166′ W. Marker is in Cape Coral, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on Cape Coral Parkway East, 0.2 miles east of Southeast 17th Place, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce in Bernice Braden Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2051 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral FL 33904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Iwo Jima Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Locomotive 143 (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Dragon And His Tail (approx. 4˝ miles away); Thomas Alva Edison (approx. 6 miles away); Mina Miller Edison (approx. 6 miles away); Edison Heritage Garden (approx. 6 miles away); Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) (approx. 6 miles away); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Harney's Point Marker with Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce in background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
2. Harney's Point Marker with Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce in background
William S. Harney image. Click for full size.
National Archives
3. William S. Harney
National Archives at College Park, MD, ARC Identifier: 167252578.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on March 23, 2024, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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