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Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial - Bushnell, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 28° 39.238 W 082° 07.497
17R E 390063 N 3170166
Quick Description: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is a Florida State Park located on County Road 603 between I-75 (Exit 314) and U.S. 301. The 80-acre (320,000 m2) park includes 40 acres (160,000 m2) of pine flatwoods and a live oak hammock.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 6:38:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM6MEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
Also called the Dade Massacre site, It preserves the Second Seminole War battlefield where Seminole Indian warriors fought soldiers under the command of Major Francis L. Dade on December 28, 1835. Each year, on the weekend after Christmas (as close to the original date as possible), the Dade Battlefield Society sponsors a reenactment of the battle that started the Second Seminole War.

Under the title of Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on April 14, 1972).

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
1 mi. W of Bushnell off U.S. 301
Bushnell , FL


County / Borough / Parish: Sumter

Year listed: 1972

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Defense

Current function: Landscape

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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