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Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Christmas Day, 1835

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, July 9, 2019
1. Christmas Day, 1835 Marker
Inscription.  On Christmas Day, 1835, Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his command of 111 men bivouacked near here by Fort King Road, which stretched 125 miles from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). Three days later, at a point about twenty miles north of their Christmas campsite, Major Dade and all but four of his men died in an ambush by Seminoles resisting removal to the West. This battle largely precipitated The Second Seminole War.
 
Erected 1971 by Pasco Comprehensive High School and Francis Dade Ladies' Auxiliary 4283 Veterans of Foreign Wars in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-186.)
 
Location. 28° 21.05′ N, 82° 12.115′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Fort King Road just north of Grassy Hill Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the back entrance to the Pasco Comprehensive High School football stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Fort Dade (approx. 0.3 miles away); As Good as Gold
Christmas Day, 1835 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 9, 2019
2. Christmas Day, 1835 Marker
Pasco Comprehensive High School stadium in the background
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Former St. Rita's Catholic Church (approx. one mile away); Price Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pasco County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
 
Also see . . .  The Seminole Wars. (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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