Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of Fort Alafia

Marker ID:  
Location: At junction of S.R. 39 south & Swilley Road, Plant City, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 52.186    W 082° 08.216
  27.86976666    -82.13693333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTHBF


Site of Fort Alafia

Indian War stockade built 1849
Community & Post Office
Established 1855
1st Lt. Irving McDowell, 1st Artillery USA
Later Major General & Commander of Union Forces at the Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
Garrisoned this fort in June 1850

2061 - Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council


City: Tampa, FL