Historic Markers Across Florida



Military Cemetery



Marker ID: FLHM F-129
Location: Fowler Street at 2nd Street.
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 26° 38.714    W 081° 51.897
  26.64523333    -81.86495
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKJAR
 



Text:

During the Seminole Wars, this was the site of a military cemetery for soldiers of Fort Harvie, 1841-42, and Fort Myers, 1850-58. The cemetery was located outside the breastworks of the respective forts which were in the vicinity of the present Federal Building in downtown Fort Myers. When Fowler Street was cut through, the graves were moved to the civilian cemetery on Michigan Avenue.

Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation With The Southwest Florida Historical Society


Notes:

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