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The Bradley Massacre

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: intersection of S.R.581 and 578-A (Darby Road).
County: Pasco
Waymark: None


On the evening of May 14, 1856, one-third of a mile northeast of this spot a Seminole war party attacked the home of Captain Robert Duke Bradley, a member of the Florida Foot Volunteers and one of the first white settlers south of the Withlacoochee River. Two of the Bradley children were killed before the Indians were driven off. This skirmish took place during the Third Seminole War, the last Indian uprising east of the Mississippi.

Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation With Pioneer Florida Museum Association


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