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1830 - 1858

1860

First U.S. census in Florida, population 34,730; Population is south Florida 517

1835-1842

Second Seminole War

1838

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

The 1856 map close-up shows the location
of the two Battles of oxahatchee in January1838.

Two Battles of Loxahatchee occur in January in present day Riverbend Park in Jupiter.  Fort Jupiter is established on Pennock Point following the battles. 

 

 

 

1856 Seminole War map

The modern color map of the
1856 Seminole War map.

Major William Lauderdale constructs a trail to the New River and establishes Fort Lauderdale.  This trail becomes the basis for the current Military Trail.

 

1840

Population in Florida 54,477 (white 27,961; non-white 26,516)

1841

Seminole Chief Chachi first resident known by name in county.  His village was located near what is now Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and I-95 in West Palm Beach.

Soldiers camp on freshwater lake and name it Lake Worth in honor of Colonel William Jenkins Worth, who ends Second Seminole War.

1850

Population of Florida 87,445 (white 47,203; non-white 40,242)

1855-1858

Spanish brig Providencia

Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs led the
Seminoles during the 3rd Seminole War
1855-1858. 

 

Third Seminole War

 

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