Historic Markers Across Florida



Harney's Point



Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: Cape Coral Parkway
County: Lee
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Near here on the Caloosahatchee River a band of 160 Indians attacked the Fort and Trading Post at four o´clock on the morning of July 23, 1839. In the raid led by Chief Chekaika of the Spanish Indians, thirteen soldiers died and fourteen, including Col. William S. Harney in command of operations, escaped down river. A year later Col. Harney returned and destroyed Chekaika in the Everglades.


Notes:

City: Cape Coral, FL