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Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 
 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, December 1, 2016
1. Fort Lauderdale, Florida Marker
Inscription. On this spot, January 31, 1893, Frank Stranahan, the founder of this city, conducted a ferry across New River, established a trading post with the Indians and operated the first U.S. Post Office.

Seven tenths of a mile west of this point occurred, in 1836, the massacre by the Seminoles of the Colee family, which destroyed the first white settlement on the New River.

Two and one tenth miles east of this spot, in the reservation of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the site of Fort Lauderdale, built in 1838, during the Seminole War, by U.S. Government forces under command of Maj. William Lauderdale, for whom this city was named.
 
Erected by Himmarshee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 26° 7.109′ N, 80° 8.252′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, December 1, 2016
2. Fort Lauderdale, Florida Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stranahan House (a few steps from this marker); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (a few steps from this marker); Oliver Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonial Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Museum Building (approx. half a mile away); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (approx. half a mile away); Replica 1899 School House (approx. half a mile away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Stranahan House Museum. (Submitted on December 20, 2016.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Stranahan House image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, December 1, 2016
3. Stranahan House
First Fort Lauderdale Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, December 1, 2016
4. First Fort Lauderdale Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 143 times this year. Last updated on January 11, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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