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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Myers

 
 
Fort Myers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 11, 2021
1. Fort Myers Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity, Caloosa Indian villages were located in ancient times. Around this site, in the Seminole War of 1841-1842, a fort was established and named for Lieutenant John Harvie. The fort was re-established in 1850 and named Fort Myers, honoring Lieutenant Abraham C. Myers. This Seminole War ended in 1858. During the War Between the States, Fort Myers was once more re-activated as base to round up wild cattle to supply beef to Federal gunboats patrolling off Sanibel.
 
Erected 1965 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials, The Southwest Florida Historical Society. (Marker Number F-128.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 26° 38.709′ N, 81° 52.121′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of First Street and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling west on First Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myers FL 33901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. First Street, Fort Myers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Riverfront (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Attack on Fort Myers (about 400 feet away); Pleasure Pier (about 600 feet away); 2nd Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Buckingham and Page Army Air Fields (approx. ¼ mile away); National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alderman House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Fort Myers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 11, 2021
2. Fort Myers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 153 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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