Historic Markers Across Florida

Captain Richard C. Bradford

Marker ID: FLHM F-13
Location: intersection of West Call Street (State Highway 230) and North Temple Street (U.S. 301), Starke, Florida
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 56.674    W 080° 6.673
  28.94456666    -80.11121666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFQ0


On December 6, 1861, Gov. John Milton signed a law changing the name of New River County to Bradford County. The Legislature had passed the law in honor of Captain Richard G. Bradford of Madison who was killed October 9, 1861, in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. This battle was fought in an attempt to capture Fort Pickens which protected Pensacola Harbor. Bradford was the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the War Between the States.

F-13 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1961