Historic Markers Across Florida



Fort Shannon



Marker ID: FLHM F-51
Location: S.R. 100 in Fort Shannon Park
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 29° 38.847    W 081° 37.817
  29.64745    -81.63028333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FV1
 



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Fort Shannon


Established in May, 1838, this fort was one of the major quartermaster depots in Florida during the Second Seminole War. It operated under Gen. William J. Worth until he assumed command of the armies in Florida. Military facilities included a hospital, barracks, blockhouses, and stables for more than 400 horses. During the fort's existence, Palatka was military in appearance and under military control.




F-51 1961



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