Historic Markers Across Florida

Hernandez Trail

Marker ID: FLHM F-69
Location: U.S. 1 at King Street
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 21.349    W 080° 44.004
  28.35581666    -80.7334
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHMF


One half mile to the west ran the Hernandez Trail used during the Seminole War. It connected forts along the East Coast to Ft. Dallas in Miami and across from Ft. Pierce and Ft. Capron to Ft. Brooke near Tampa. Brig. General Joseph M. Hernandez, born 1792 in St. Augustine, served as the first delegate to Congress and held a number of positions of importance in the Territory of East Florida. In 1837 under orders from General Thomas S. Jesup, he captured Indian Chief Osceola.

Sponsors: In Cooperation with Philip Perry Chapter D.A.R. 1962


City: Cocoa, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars