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


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 Sponsored by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1961


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