Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of Fort Meade

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Location: In Heritage Park on 3rd Street N.E., 500 block, Fort Meade.
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 45.316    W 081° 47.725
  27.75526666    -81.79541666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3D78


Built by Lt. George C. Meade who later became commanding general of the Union Forces during the Civil War. Headquarters of a military area during the Seminole War 1849-1858. Near here were fought several engagements with the hostiles. Garrisoned by U.S. Army and Florida Mounted Volunteers.

Erected by Polk County Historical Commission


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