Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort Brooke Cemetery

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Location: on west side of Old Fort Brooke Garage, Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.755    W 082° 27.431
  27.94591666    -82.45718333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A5H


During the Second Seminole War (1835-42) the U.S. Army established a cemetery at this site for soldiers, civilian employees, and Indians.

In 1883, about 20 soldiers were removed to Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola. In time the grave sites became obliterated, and passed out of all remembrance.

In 1980, the burial site was discovered accidentally during the construction of the city parking complex. One hundred and two soldiers and civilians were reburied at Oaklawn Cemetery, March 24, 1981, while the spirit of 42 Seminoles were put to rest: with the essence of burning herbs at the Seminole Shrine of Orient Road, August 5, 1981.

Erected by Tampa Historical Society


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