Historic Markers Across Florida

The Third Fort Lauderdale

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Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
County: Broward
Coordinates: N 26° 06.833    W 080° 06.283
  26.11388333    -80.10471666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMNTM8


During the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), there were three military posts named 'Fort Lauderdale'. The third fort was constructed in 1839 between New River sound and the ocean at what is today Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. In January of 1842, the last garrison departed the fort, it was briefly reoccupied by a naval expedition in April. On August 14, 1842, the war was officially over. This marker commemorates the historical significance of this location and the City of Fort Lauderdale's Centennial beautification project to restore the area for our local community."

City of Fort Lauderdale