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Fort Denaud Marker looking north with river in background. image, Touch for more information
By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
Fort Denaud Marker looking north with river in background.
Florida (Hendry County), Denaud — F-282 — Fort Denaud
The combined pressure of growing white settlement in Florida and federal policy of relocating Indian tribes west of the Mississippi sparked the outbreak of the 2nd Seminole War in 1835. Controlling the coasts and campaigning in the heart of Seminole . . . — Map (db m128831) HM
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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