Historic Markers Across Florida

Christmas Day, 1835

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: on grounds of Pasco Comprehensive High School, For
County: Pasco
Waymark: None


On Christmas Day, 1835, Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his command of 111 men bivouacked near here by Fort King Road, which stretched 125 miles from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). Three days later, at a point about twenty miles north of their Christmas campsite, Major Dade and all but four of his men died in an ambush by Seminoles resisting removal to the West. This battle largely precipitated The Second Seminole War.

Sponsors: This Marker Erected and Dedicated by Pasco Comprehensive High School and Francis Dade Ladies´ Auxiliary 4283 Veterans of Foreign Wars In Cooperation With Department of State


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