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Seffner in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Florida Militia Ambush

Florida Militia Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, 1990
1. Florida Militia Ambush Marker
Here a Supply Team of the
Florida Militia
3 wagons & guards
from Ft. Brooke (Tampa)
to inland encampments was
Ambushed & Massacred
Seminole Indians May 17, 1856.

Erected by Hillsborough County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 17, 1856.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 28° 0.789′ N, 82° 15.438′ W. Marker was in Seffner, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker was on East Hillsborough Avenue (U.S. 92) just east of Pasadena Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Seffner FL 33584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Thonotosassa Chamber of Commerce (approx. 3.8 miles away); Military Road (approx. 4˝ miles away); Old Fort King Trail (approx. 4.9 miles
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away); John B. Sargeant, Sr. (approx. 5 miles away); Brandon School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Limona (approx. 5.3 miles away); Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A.M. (approx. 5.4 miles away); Brandon Family Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 18, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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