Cocoa in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
One half mile to the west ran the Hernandez Trail used during the Seminole War. It connected forts along the East Coast to Ft. Dallas in Miami and across from Ft. Pierce and Ft. Capron to Ft. Brooke near Tampa. Brig. General Joseph M. Hernandez, born 1792 in St. Augustine, served as the first delegate to Congress and held a number of positions of importance in the Territory of East Florida. In 1837 under orders from General Thomas S. Jesup, he captured Indian Chief Osceola.
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with The Philip Perry Chapter D. A. R. (Marker Number F-69.)
Location. 28° 21.35′ N, 80° 44.006′ W. Marker is in Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on West King Street (State Road 520) west of South Cocoa Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located east of the railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Cocoa FL 32922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Postell Porcher House (approx. half a mile away); St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valencia Historic District Lawndale (approx. 2 miles away); The Last Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ulumay (approx. 3.4 miles away); Provost Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Georgiana Railway: 1892-1894 (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cocoa.
Also see . . . Hernandez Trail. (Submitted on March 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.