Okeechobee Battlefield

4 mi. SE of Okeechobee on U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Florida

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Description 

The three-hour battle at Okeechobee was the largest engagement of the Second Seminole War. Zachary Taylor's decisive victory at Okeechobee on December 25, 1837, marked the turning point in the War and paved the way for General Taylor's political career. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 4, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000269
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Native American; Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1837