Historic Markers Across Florida

Officers Quarters Fort Brooke

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Location: Brorein & Franklin Streets, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.633    W 082° 27.369
  27.94388333    -82.45615
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM5KRJ


Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson (1st Provisional Governor of Florida) (7th President of the United States) first recommended this area as a military site in 1818 (established in 1824) during the 1st Seminole Indian War.

Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor ( 12th President of the United States) commanded from here, 1838-1840, the U.S. Army in 2nd Seminole Indian War.

Erected by Hillsborough County Historical Commission 1966


City: Tampa, FL