Historic Markers Across Florida

Cooley Massacre

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Location: on New River, Tarpon Bend, Fort Lauderdale
County: Broward
Waymark: None


This monument marks the site of the earliest white settlement on New River, that of the Lewis Family in the 18th century; and that of the Cooley Massacre of Jan. 6, 1836, when members of William Cooley´s Family were murdered in a surprise attack by the Indians at the onset of the Second Seminole War.

Erected by the DAC and the City of Fort Lauderdale.


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