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

The Bradley Massacre

 
 
The Bradley Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, November 8, 2010
1. The Bradley Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot, on May 14, 1856, a Seminole war party attacked the home of an early settler Capt. Robert Duke Bradley of the Florida Foot Volunteers. Two of the Bradley children were killed before the Indians withdrew. This was the last such attack on a settler’s homestead east of the Mississippi.
 
Erected 1979 by Pasco Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 28° 21.632′ N, 82° 21.479′ W. Marker is in Darby, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Bellamy Brothers Boulevard (County Road 581) south of Darby Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph Community (approx. 4.7 miles away); Townsend House Church & Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); City of San Antonio, Florida (approx. 5˝ miles away);
The Bradley Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, November 8, 2010
2. The Bradley Massacre Marker
Joseph J. "Joe" Herrmann 1912-2002/Edward J. "Eddie" Herrmann 1936-2017 (approx. 5˝ miles away); Holton Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); St. Anthony of Padua Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); St. Anthony School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Chipco Township (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Bradley Massacre. Information on the marker, a link to the previous marker that this one replaced, and articles detailing the incident. (Submitted on November 12, 2010.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,522 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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