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

Cooley's Massacre

 
 
Cooley's Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
1. Cooley's Massacre Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the site of the William Cooley plantation. Cooley arrived here in 1824 and soon became the leader of the small settlement that grew along the New River.

On January 6, 1836, local Indians attacked Cooley's homestead, killing his family and children's tutor. This marked the beginning of the Second Seminole War in South Florida and led to the founding of the military post, FORT LAUDERDALE, in 1838.
 
Erected 1993 by City of Fort Lauderdale.
 
Location. 26° 6.993′ N, 80° 9.017′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bryan Place and Cooley Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the parking area of Cooley's Landing Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lauderdale FL 33312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lewis Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Tequesta (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early 19th Century British Admiralty Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica 1899 School House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Cooley's Massacre Marker and surrounding area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 11, 2018
2. Cooley's Massacre Marker and surrounding area
Shippey House (approx. 0.3 miles away); King-Cromartie House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Also see . . .  The 1836 Massacre in Fort Lauderdale. (Submitted on December 16, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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