Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County (HM1DM8)

Location: Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee County
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N 27° 14.697', W 80° 49.967'

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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 2nd 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.
HM NumberHM1DM8
Marker NumberF-59
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 516554 N 3013577
Decimal Degrees27.24495000, -80.83278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 14.697', W 80° 49.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 14' 41.82" N, 80° 49' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)863, 407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 NW 2nd St, Okeechobee FL 34972, US
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