Historic Markers Across Florida



Okeechobee County



Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: 2nd Street at Courthouse
County: Okeechobee
Coordinates: N 27° 14.706    W 080° 49.963
  27.2451    -80.83271666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Okeechobee County was formed Aug. 7, 1917, from St. Lucie, Osceola and Palm Beach Counties. Long a haunt of the Seminoles, the area saw almost no white penetration until the First Seminole War, 1835-42. Much fighting occurred in the county during the war including the Battle of Lake Okeechobee on Dec. 24, 1837. The county has become a major truck crop area. The vicious 1928 hurricane led to flood control on the Lake.


Notes:

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