Okeechobee in Okeechobee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Okeechobee
Officers who lost their lives were:
Colonel Richard Gentry, of the Missouri Volunteers;
Lieut.-Col. Alexander T. Thompson,
Capt. Joseph Van Swearingen,
1st Lieut. Francis J. Brooke,
1st Lieut. John P. Center.
All of the Sixth Infantry, Regular Army.
Erected 1939 by Descendants of Colonel Richard Gentry, and the Florida Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 25, 1837.
Location. 27° 12.712′ N, 80° 47.358′ W. Marker is in Okeechobee, Florida, in Okeechobee County. Memorial is on Southeast 38th Avenue 0.2 miles north of U.S. 98/441, on the right when traveling north. Located in Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Southeast 38th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Log Cabin Historic Site (approx. 3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida (approx. 3˝ miles away); Okeechobee County (approx. 3˝ miles away); Peter And Louisiana Chandler Raulerson Gravesite (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tantie School House #14 (approx. 5˝ miles away).
More about this marker. This marker was formerly located on US 98/441, south of this location.
Also see . . . Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. Florida Division of Recreation and Parks (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.