Historic Markers Across Florida



Miranda Home



Marker ID: FLHM F-43
Location: 4th Street South and Oakdale South, St. Petersburg, FL
County: Pinellas
Coordinates: N 27° 44.616    W 082° 38.083
  27.7436    -82.63471666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWBBW
 



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Miranda Home



In this vicinity stood the home of Abel Miranda, Seminole War veteran, who moved to the Pinellas Peninsula in the late 1850's. In February, 1862, the Union blockading squadron off Egmont Key sailed into Big Bayou and attacked the home. It was burned, the animals killed, and the gardens destroyed. The Miranda family fled during the action and no one was injured. This was the only armed conflict in Pinellas County during the War Between the States.






F-43 1961



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City: St. Petersburg, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars