Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of Fort Hartsuff

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: Hardee County Road 35A on Old Dixie Highway, between Wauchula & Zolpho Springs
County: Hardee
Coordinates: N 27° 31.627    W 081° 49.062
  27.52711666    -81.8177
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWBTV


Established August 8, 1856

Named in honor of Lt. George C. Hartsuff 2nd Artillery, U.S.A., whose detachment of men were ambushed in the Big Cypress Swamp, December 20, 1855, by the Seminole Indians killing several men and wounding many others.

Fort Hartsuff was a community fort used as a refuge for settlers during the Indian
uprisings of 1856•1858.

The fort was garrisoned by U.S. Regular troops and the Florida Mounted Volunteers. Peace

River Valley Historical Society 1978


City:Wauchula, FL