Historic Markers Across Florida

Big Cypress Swamp

Marker ID: FLHM F-67
Location: Collier-Seminole State Park off U.S. 41, near walk
County: Collier
Coordinates: N 25° 59.492    W 081° 35.589
  25.99153333    -81.59315
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM194P


Once occupied by the Caloosa Indians and the Spanish, it was the last refuge of the Seminoles. The region is drained in a north- south direction by creeks, rivers, sloughs and swamps. Abounding in wildlife, trees, plants, shrubs and flowers, most of the area is less than fifteen feet in elevation; but fertile hammock forests dot the higher lands. The ever-present cypress is called the "wood eternal" and is the oldest living thing on earth.

Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials - 1961


City: Naples, FL