Fort Denaud

Fort Denaud (HM2DPA)

Location: Fort Denaud, FL 33935 Hendry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 44.613', W 81° 30.62'

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The combined pressure of growing white settlement in Florida and federal policy of relocating Indian tribes west of the Mississippi sparked the outbreak of the 2nd Seminole War in 1835. Controlling the coasts and campaigning in the heart of Seminole lands were the objectives of Major General Thomas Jesup in 1837. Captain B.L.E. Bonneville established Fort Denaud in 1838 as one of a series of posts linking American operations south of Tampa to the east coast. It was constructed on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee River 27 miles from Fort Myers on land owned by Pierre Danaud, a French Indian trader. The fort consisted of tents with a blockhouse in their midst. It served as a supply depot for troops in the Lake Okeechobee area and was utilized intermittently until the war ended in 1842. Fort Denaud was reopened in 1855, soon after the outbreak of the 3rd Seminole War. Additions included company quarters, hospital, guardhouse, sutler's store and stables. A few months after a fire ravaged the post in June 1856, another site on the north bank of the river one mile west was chosen. The fort, which was abandoned in May 1858, gave its name to the nearby community of Fort Denaud.
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HM NumberHM2DPA
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Year Placed1977
Placed ByCalusa Valley Historical Society in coopearation with Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 449252 N 2958133
Decimal Degrees26.74355000, -81.51033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 44.613', W 81° 30.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 44' 36.78" N, 81° 30' 37.2" W
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Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4470 Fort Denaud Rd, Fort Denaud FL 33935, US
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