Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of Fort McNeil

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: vicinity of Tosohatchee State Preserve, S.R. 532,
County: Orange
Coordinates: N 28° 48.770    W 081° 15.280
  28.81283333    -81.25466666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMK6C6


During the Seminole Indian War in 1837, a stockade with blockhouses at diagonal corners was constructed upon this site. It was named FORT McNEIL in memory of 2nd Lt. John Winfield Scott McNeil, USA, who fell gallantly in the action near Dunlawton September 11, 1837. He was the son of General John McNeil, USA, and nephew of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States.

Sponsors: This Marker Erected and Dedicated by Orange County Historical Commission In Cooperation With Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation


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