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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hardee County, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Hardee County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hardee County, FL (4) DeSoto County, FL (12) Highlands County, FL (9) Hillsborough County, FL (343) Manatee County, FL (106) Polk County, FL (119)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  DeSotoCounty(12) DeSoto County (12)  HighlandsCounty(9) Highlands County (9)  HillsboroughCounty(343) Hillsborough County (343)  ManateeCounty(106) Manatee County (106)  PolkCounty(119) Polk County (119)
Wauchula is the county seat for Hardee County
Adjacent to Hardee County, Florida
      DeSoto County (12)  
      Highlands County (9)  
      Hillsborough County (343)  
      Manatee County (106)  
      Polk County (119)  
 
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1Florida, Hardee County, Bowling Green — Fort Chokonikla
This leisurely 10 minute, 1/4 mile long trail will lead you to the site of Fort Chokonikla built in late 1849. It consisted of three square blockhouses for defense, and canvas tents for sleeping. No battles were fought here and it was abandoned . . . Map (db m62019) HM WM
2Florida, Hardee County, Wauchula — Site of Fort HartsuffEstablished August 8, 1856
Named in honor of Lt. George C. Hartsuff 2nd Artillery, U.S.A., whose detachment of men were ambushed in the Big Cypress Swamp, December 20, 1855, by the Seminole Indians killing several men and wounding many others. Fort Hartsuff was a . . . Map (db m110528) HM
3Florida, Hardee County, Zolfo Springs — "Bone" Mizell
"Bone" Mizell was DeSoto County's wag, prairie philosopher, cowboy humorist and prankster. He was beloved for his merrymaking. Bone was christened Morgan Bonapart Mizell He was born 1863 and died 1912. Bone is buried in Joshua Creek . . . Map (db m24589) HM
4Florida, Hardee County, Zolfo Springs — Seminole Indian Battle
One of the Last Battles fought with the Seminole Nation ended here on June 16, 1856 with Defeat of the Indians by Soldiers from Ft. Meade.Map (db m61059) HM
 
 
  
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023