Historic Markers Across Florida

Fort Carroll

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Location: in the parking area at the Florida Sheriff's Youth Villa, Bartow, FL
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 54.363    W 081° 48.094
  27.90605    -81.80156666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMW7NQ


Fort Carroll

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 on honor of Sergeant-Major Francis Carroll who suffered a hero's death at the hand of Indians near Micanopy.

Sponsored by the Polk County Historical Commission 1964


City: Bartow, FL