Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort Carroll

Marker ID:  
Location: At junction of S.R. 60 & Peace Creek Road, Bartow.
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 54.564    W 081° 47.685
  27.9094    -81.79475
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


One mile north of here, a stockade type depot was erected by a detail of the 7th Infantry, U.S.A. while on a march to the Kissimmee River. Built Jan. 22, 1841, it was named in honor of Sergeant-Major Francis Carroll who suffered a hero´s death at the hand of Indians near Micanopy.

Erected by the Polk County Historical Commission 1964


This marker appears to have been relocated to the parking area at the Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa.