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Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dade County

Created Jan. 28, 1836, Named for Major Francis Langhorn Dade

 

1784 - 1815

 
Dade County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
1. Dade County Marker
Inscription. Born 1793 in Virginia. Joined 12th U.S. Infantry in 1813; Served with it thru War of 1812; In 4th Regiment rest of his life. Promoted from 3rd Lieut. to Major, Commanded garrison at Key West. In Seminole War was sent with 117 men to aid Gen. Clinch at Fort Drane. Ambushed by 200 Indians and Negroes. Killed in Dade Massacre Dec. 28, 1835. Only three escaping. Monument to Maj. Dade is before Memorial Hall at West Point.

In grateful appreciation this marker is erected by:
The Dade County Commissioners, and William Carroll Lee Chapter
under the auspices of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812
State of Florida, 1949

 
Erected 1949 by the Dade County Commissioners, and William Carroll Lee Chapter under the auspices of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 in the State of Florida.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 25° 46.455′ N, 80° 11.693′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of West Flagler Street and NW Miami Court, on the left when traveling east on West Flagler Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 W Flagler St, Miami FL 33130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Dade County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
2. Dade County Marker
Due to construction, the identifying information on the statue was obstructed.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Gesu Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Menendez on Biscayne Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tequesta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Dallas and the William F. English Plantation Slave Quarters (approx. half a mile away); The Miami Circle at Brickell Point (approx. half a mile away); The People of Brickell Point (approx. half a mile away); Wagner Homestead (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami-Dade County Courthouse - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Dade County Courthouse in Florida's Historic Courthouses. (Submitted on September 11, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Miami-Dade County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
3. Miami-Dade County Courthouse
The marker is on the south wall of the courthouse, to the left of the front entrance. Currently, the courthouse is being renovated, so that the marker is behind a construction fence.
Dade County Courthouse Sign image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
4. Dade County Courthouse Sign
Courthouse entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
5. Courthouse entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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