Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort King Road

Marker ID: FLHM F-247
Location: U.S. 301 north of Dade City.
County: Pasco
Coordinates: N 28° 30.461    W 082° 10.259
  28.50768333    -82.17098333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4615


Construction on Fort King Road, first known as the Military Road, was begun in 1825 north from Fort Brooke at Tampa Bay. By the 1830´s penetration had been made to Fort King near present day Ocala, and the road assumed strategic military importance. Along this route occurred "Dade´s Massacre" on December 28, 1835. Attacking near Bushnell in Sumter County, the Seminoles wiped out the detachment of Major Francis L. Dade and set off the Second Seminole War.


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