“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hendry County Florida Historical Markers

Downtown LaBelle Historic District Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, March 26, 2014
Downtown LaBelle Historic District Marker (wide view)
Florida (Hendry County), LaBelle — F-446 — Downtown LaBelle Historic District
In 1895, prominent landowner and cattleman Captain Francis A. Hendry (1833-1917) platted a townsite at LaBelle, which was first settled as a center for cattle and citrus industries. A post office, general store, school, and a church were . . . — Map (db m72614) HM
Florida (Hendry County), LaBelle — F-429 — Fort Thompson
LaBelle's history begins here, along the Caloosahatchee River, on this old Fort Thompson site. Fort Thompson began c.1838 as a military post during the 2nd Seminole War, named for Lt. Colonel Alexander Thompson, who died in the battle of Okeechobee . . . — Map (db m127268) HM

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