Fort Basinger
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member footTRAX
N 27° 21.779 W 081° 03.178
17R E 494761 N 3026641
Quick Description: U.S. 98,west side of Kissimmee River Bridge.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2008 3:05:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM32YP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 64

Long Description:
Col. Zachary Taylor had Fort Basinger built in 1837, during the Seminole Wars, on the Kissimmee River 17 miles above its mouth. It was a small stockade which served as a temporary fort and supply station on the line of forts extending from Tampa to Lake Okeechobee. Named for Lt. William E. Basinger of the 2nd Artillery, who was killed in Dade's Massacre, the fort was abandoned at the end of the Indian wars.

Marker Number: F-54

Date: 1961

County: Highlands

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Website: Not listed

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