Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort Brooke (Tampa)

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Location: Bayshore Boulevard, at Pirate Ship, Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Established 1824.by Col. George M. Brooke 4th U.S. Infantry, east bank Hillsborough river. Prominent as Army Headquarters, Seminole Indian Wars of 1835-42 - 1855-58. Confederate Battery

A parapet mounted by three 24-pounders on two 6-pound field pieces located across river (site US Custom House) - repulsed landings on three occasions from Federal gunboats following bombing of Tampa June 30, July 1, 1862-Oct. 16 & Dec. 25, 1863.

Erected by Hillsborough County Historical Commission 1958


City: Tampa, FL