Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort Brickell

Marker ID: HASF 
Location: Brickell Avenue, Miami.
County: Miami-Dade
Waymark: None


On February 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine was blown up in Havana Harbor, and on April 25, war with Spain was declared. Many Miamians feared a Spanish invasion, in spite of the shallow channel. In response, the U.S. government erected a temporary fortification on Brickell property, 1 1/2 miles south of Brickell Point and 500 feet east of this marker. The "fort," which commanded the channel, consisted of an earth mound covering the magazine, two guns, and a hundred foot semicircular parapet. The Spanish~ American War ended on August 12, 1898, and by September the guns had been removed from "Fort Brickell."

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City: Miami, FL