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Military Trail-Jupiter,FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD
N 26° 56.058 W 080° 06.105
17R E 589173 N 2979475
Quick Description: At Military Trail and Indiantown Rd
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2008 8:37:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM53N9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 50

Long Description:
This marker commemorates the origin of Military Trail.
After the second battle of the Loxahatchee (January 24, 1838) during
the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup
directed Maj. William Lauderdale, commander of the Tennessee
Battalion of Volunteers to cut a trail south from Ft. Jupiter to Ft.
Dallas (present day Miami), Lauderdale's mission was to capture
Seminoles who had escaped the Loxahatchee battle. On March 2,
the U.S. Third artillery regiment, marched south, following the Seminoles.
To avoid swamps and lagoons, they kept to the higher coastal pine
ridge that extended from Ft. Jupiter to the New River, where Lauderdale
built a fort (in present day Ft. Lauderdale), and moved on to Ft.
Dallas. Because Lauderdale's command had blazed a trail covering 63
miles through overgrown terrain in only 4 days the route was
designated "Lauderdale's Trail." It was used for military operations through the end of the Third Seminole War in 1858, and became
known as "Military Trail." Now a major commercial thoroughfare,
Military Trail is a remnant of a long and dramatic history of the
Seminole Wars in Florida.
Marker Number: F-631

Date: 2008

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Jupiter Town Council/Fl Dept. of State

Website: Not listed

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