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
 



Text:

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


Notes:

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