Historic Markers Across Florida



Fort Clarke



Marker ID: FLHM F-201
Location: W. of city on S.R. 26, on grounds of Ft. Clark Chu
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 39.601    W 082° 26.356
  29.66001666    -82.43926666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Near this site was located Fort Clarke, originally a U.S. Army post during the Seminole War, and afterwards a settlement. The name is preserved in nearby Fort Clarke Church. At this site crossed the early settlement and military road connecting the old county seats at Newnansville (near present-day Alachua) and Spring Grove with Micanopy. Fort Clarke was named for a U.S. Army officer.

Sponsored by Alachua County Historical Commission, Authorized by The Board of County Commissioners In Cooperation With Department of State


Notes:

City: Gainesville, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars