Posted by: 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
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
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Website: Not listed
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