Florida Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Adams, T. B., Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchee River.
Advance Towers, Fort, Florida- Near Key West.
Alabama, Fort, Florida – On Hillsboro River, 25 miles from Tampa Bay.
Amelia Island, Forts on, Florida -Forts Clinch and St. George.
Anastasia Island, Fort on, Florida – Fort Preston, near St. Augustine.
Anchusa, Fort, Florida – At the entrance of Pensacola Bay.
Andrews, Fort, Florida – On Apalachee Bay.
Ann, Fort, Florida – On Indian River.
Annutteeliga, Fort, Florida – At Brooksville.
Apalachicola Arsenal, Florida – On Apalachicola River.
Apalachicola, Fort, Florida – On Apalachicola River.
Arbuckle, Fort, Florida – On Lake Ishtopoga.
Armistead, Fort, Florida – At Sarasota.
Armstrong, Fort, Florida – At Dade’s Battle Ground.
Armstrong, Fort, Florida – On Manatee River.
Arruinado, Fort Florida – Pensacola Bay.
Atkinson, Fort, Florida – On Suwanee River.

Babbitt Island Reservation, Florida – St. Johns River.
Baker Fort Florida – On Esteinhatchee River
Bankhead Fort, Florida – Key Biscayne.
Barbour Fort, Florida – On Apalachee River, near Aspalaga.
Barker Fort, Florida – On the Esteinhatchee River.
Barnwell Fort, Florida – Near mouth of St. Johns River.
Barrancas Fort, Florida – Near Pensacola.
Barrancas National Cemetery, Florida – North side of Pensacola Bay.
Basinger Fort, Florida – Kissimmee River, De Soto County.
Big Cypress Swamp Forts in, Florida – At the Everglades.
Braden Fort, Florida – Ocklockonee River.
Brisbane Camp, Florida – In St. Johns County.
Broadnax Fort. Florida – Near the Chickuchatty.
Brooke Fort, Florida – At the head of Tampa Bay.
Brooke Frank, Fort Florida – On Dead Man’s Bay.
Brooks Fort, Florida – On Ocklawaha River.
Brown Camp, Florida – At Fort Pickens.
Brown Fort, Florida – On St. John’s River, 10 miles east of Palatka.
Buckeye Fort, Florida – On Esteinhatcbee River.
Buena Vista Fort, Florida – On St. Johns River.
Bulowville Fortifications at, Florida – At Tomaku, Musquito County.
Butler Fort, Florida – Opposite Volusia, St. Johns River.

Call Fort, Florida – At Volusia.
Cameron Battery, Florida – Near Fort Pickens.
Caminada Bay Reservation, Florida
Cape Sable Fort at, Florida – Fort Poinsett.
Capron Fort, Florida – Opposite Indian River Inlet.
Carlos Barrancas, Fort, Florida – Near Pensacola.
Caroline Fort, Florida – At St. Johns Bluff, St. Johns River; name changed to Fort San Mateo.
Carroll Fort, Florida – On Pease Creek.
Casey Fort, Florida – In Charlotte Harbor.
Cedar Keys, Battery at, Florida.
Cedar Keys, Reservation at, Florida – Cantonment Morgan.
Center Fort, Florida – Near Lake Okechobee.
Charles Fort, Florida – At Pensacola. Carroll, Fort, Florida – On Pease Creek.
Charlotte Harbor Reservation and Defenses of, Florida.
Chattahoochee Arsenal, Florida – At Chattahoochee.
Chipola Fort, Florida – Latitude 30° 45′, longitude 85° 3′.
Chokonikla Fort, Florida – On Pease Creek.
Christmas Fort, Florida – Near Lake Harney.
Church Fort, Florida – At Fernandina.
Clarke Fort, Florida – On the Ocilla River, in Alachua County.
Clinch (1) Fort, Florida – On Amelia Island, at Femandina.
Clinch (2) Fort, Florida – On Lake Locha Popka.
Clinch (3) Fort, Florida – On Withlacoochee River.
Clinch (4) Fort, Florida – Three miles from Pensacola.
Cooper Fort, Florida – On Withlacoochee River.
Crabbe Fort, Florida – On New River.
Crane Fort, Florida – On Lake Pithlochoco.
Crane Fort, Florida – Seven miles north of Micanopy.
Crawford Fort, Florida – On Manatee River.
Crevecceeur Fort, Florida – St. Josephs Bay.
Crooked Island Reservation, Florida – St. Andrews Sound.
Cross Fort, Florida – At Palm Point.
Cross Fort, Florida – Nineteen miles northwest of old Fort Dade.
Crum Fort, Florida – Withlacoochee River.
Cuba Libre, Camp, Florida – At Jacksonville
Cullum Battery, Florida – At Fort Pickens.
Cummings Fort, Florida – Latitude 28° 15′, longitude 81° 55′.

Dabney Fort, Florida – At Suwanee Old Town.
Dade (new) Fort, Florida – On Egmont Key.
Dade (old) Fort, Florida – Withlacoochee River, 13 miles from Dade’s Battle Ground.
Dallas Fort, Florida – Near mouth of Miami River.
Daniels Camp, Florida – Near Fort Myers.
Davenport Fort, Florida – On Reedy Creek, near Big Cypress Swamp.
Dead Mans Bay Fort at, Florida – Fort Frank Brooke.
Defiance Fort, Florida
De Leon Battery, Florida – At Keywest.
Denaud Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchee River, 20 miles above Fort Myers.
De Soto Fort, Florida – On Mullet Key, 25 miles from Tampa
Diego Fort, Florida – Twenty-five miles from San Diego.
Doane Fort, Florida – Near Big Cypress Swamp.
Dog Island Reservation on, Florida – At entrance of St. Georges Sound.
Downing Fort, Florida – On the Suwanee River, 10 miles from Micanopy.
Drane Fort, Florida – In Marion County
Drum Simon Fort, Florida – Near Big Cypress Swamp in Bevard County; now town of Fort Drum
Dry Tortugas Fort at Florida – Fort Jefferson
Dulany Fort Florida – At Puntarassa
DuQuesne Fort, Florida

Econfinee, Fort, Florida- Five miles above mouth of Econfinee River.
Egmont Key, Fort at, Florida – Fort Dade.
Espiritu Santo Bay Reservation in Florida

Fanning Fort Florida – On Suwanee River, 18 miles above its mouth
Fernandina Fort at, Florida – Fort Clinch.
Florida Arsenal, Florida – At Apalachicola.
Foster Fort, Florida – On Hillsboro River.
Foster Fort, Florida – In Big Cypress Swamp.
Fosters Bank, Fort on, Florida – In Pensacola Bay.
Four Number Fort, Florida – At Cedar Keys.
Fowle Fort, Florida – On Ocklawha River.
Frank Brooke, Fort, Florida – On Esteinhatchee River.
Fulton Fort, Florida – Near Big Cypress Swamp.

Gadsden Fort, Florida – On Aplachicola River
Gaines Fort, Florida – At Gainesville
Gale Fort, Florida – In Putnam County
Galt Camp, Florida – Near Tampa
Gamble Fort, Florida – Thirty miles southeast of Tallahassee
Garpron Fort, Florida – In Brevard County
Gareys Ferry Ordnance Depot, Florida – On Black Creek in Duval County
Gardner Fort, Florida – On Kissimmee River, near Cypress Lake
Gates Fort, Florida – On St. Johns River, 4 miles south of mouth of Ocklawaha River
Gatlin Fort, Florida – On Watermelon Lake
George Fort. Florida – Month of St. Johns River, Dnval County; now town of that name
Gillespie Fort, Florida – Latitude 29° 50′, longitude 82° 15′.
Gilliland Fort, Florida – At Newnansville
Green Fort, Florida – DeSoto County, 30 miles east from Tampa Bay; now town of that name
Griffin Fort, Florida – On Suwanee River, 8 miles from its mouth.

Hamer Fort, Florida – Near mouth of the Manatee River.
Hamilton, Fort, Florida – In Madison County.
Hanson Fort, Florida – On St. Johns River, 13 miles southwest of St. Augustine.
Harllee Fort, Florida – On Santa Fe River.
Harrell Fort, Florida – At the head of Alcotopa River.
Harriet Fort, Florida – Seventeen miles northwest of St. Marks.
Harriloliz Fort, Florida – In Leon County.
Harrison, Fort, Florida – In Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay.
Hartsuff Fort, Florida – On Pease Creek.
Harvie Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchee River; present site of Fort Myers.
Heileman Fort, Florida – At junction of north and south fork of Black Creek
Henry Fort, Florida – In The Everglades.
Holmes Fort, Florida – Eleven miles from Palatka.
Hook Fort, Florida – Twenty miles from Fort King.
Hudson Fort, Florida – Near St. Augustine.
Hulbert Fort, Florida – In Taylor County.
Hunter Fort, Florida – On St. Johns River, near Palatka.
Halliman Fort, Florida – Latitude 29″, longitude 82° 45′.

Izard Fort, Florida – On Withlacoochee River.

Jackson Fort, Florida – Thirteen miles southwest of Tallahassee.
Jefferson Fort, Florida – At Dry Tortugas.
Jennings Fort, Florida – On Wakasassa River, 12 miles above its month.
Jones Fort, Florida – On Aucilla River.
Josephine Fort, Florida
Jupiter Fort, Florida – Three miles from Jupiter Inlet.

Keais Fort, Florida – Near Big Cypress Swamp.
Keyes Fort, Florida
Key West Barracks, Florida – At Key West
Key West Fort at Florida – Fort Taylor
King Fort, Florida – On Ocklawha River
Kingsbury Fort, Florida – St Johns River, north side of Lake Monroe.
Kissimmee Fort, Florida – On Kissimmee River.
Kneas Fort, Florida – Latitude 26° 15′ longitude 81° 25′.

Lane Fort, Florida – St. Johns River, near Lake Harney.
Lang Syne Camp, Florida – Near Fort Drane.
Lauderdale Fort, Florida – At the head of New River Inlet, Dade County; now town of that name.
Laudonniere’s Camp, Florida – On St. Marys River.
Lawson, Camp, Florida – Near Palatka.
Lawson Camp, Florida – Between St. Marks and Tallahassee.
Lincoln Battery, Florida – On Santa Rosa Island.
Lloyd Fort, Florida – North of Lake Okechobee.

Macomb (1) Fort, Florida – On Suwanee River, in Lafayette County.
Macomb (2) Fort, Florida – St. Marks River, 10 miles north of St. Marks.
Maitland Fort, Florida – Near Lake Monroe.
Mantanzas Fort, Florida – On Anastasia Island.
Manuel’s Fort, Montana – On the Yellowstone, at month of the Big Horn River.
Many Fort, Florida – Sixteen miles southeast of Tallahassee.
Marianna Fort at, Florida
Marion Fort, Florida – At St. Augustine.
Mason Fort, Florida – Near St. Johns River, 14 miles southwest of Volusia.
Matanzas Inlet, Fort, Florida
Matheo Fort, Florida – (See San Matheo.)
Matthews Fort, Florida – On Oconee River.
Meade Fort, Florida – On Pease Creek, Polk County; now town of that name.
Mellon Fort, Florida – On Lake Monroe.
Micanopy Fort, Florida – At Micanopy.
Mills Fort, Florida – Ten miles from Newnansville.
Mitchell Fort, Florida – Tenhallama River.
Moniac Fort, Florida – At Hogans Ferry, on St. Marys River.
Monroe Camp, Florida – Afterwards Fort Mellon.
Montgomery Fort Florida – Latitude 30° 30′, longitude 87° 15′.
Moos A Fort, Florida – Near St. Augustine.
Morgan Cantonment, Florida -At Cedar Keys.
Morgan Camp, Florida – At Pensacola
Morris Camp, Florida – On Lake Topopekaliga
Mose Fort, Florida – (See Fort Moosa.)
Moulder Camp, Florida – At Pavillion Keys.
Moultrie Fort, Florida – Near St. Augustine.
Mullet Key Fort at, Florida – Fort De Soto.
Musa or Muse Fort, Florida – (See Fort Moosa.)
Myers Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchee River, on site of old Fort Harvie.
Myakka Fort, Florida – On Myakka River, 40 miles southeast of Tampa

McClellan Fort, Florida.
McClure Fort, Florida – At Warm Spring, on Withlacoochee River.
McCoy Fort, Florida – Marion County; now town of that name.
McCrabb Fort, Florida – At Suwanee.
McKay or Mackay Fort, Florida – On Ocklawaha River.
McLemore Camp, Florida – On Withlacoochee River.
McNeill Fort, Florida – Near Lake Poinsett.
McRae Fort, Florida – Near Lake Okechobee.
McRee Fort, Florida – Pensacola Bay, opposite Fort Pickens.

Negro Fort, Florida – On Apalachicola River.
New Hope Camp Florida – In East Florida.
Noel Fort, Florida – Latitude 80° 16′, longitude 83° 50′; on the road to Tallahassee.

Oakland Fort, Florida – Five miles from Fort Doane.
Ocilla, Fort, Florida – Between Ocilla and Wacissa rivers.
Ocklawaha Fort, Florida – Near Apalachicola.
Ocklockony River Fort on, Florida – Thirty miles from the sea.
Ockracoke Inlet Fort at, North Carolina – Fort Morgan.
Ogden Fort, Florida – De Soto County; now town of that name, near Pease River, on Southern Railway.
One Number Fort, Florida – Eleven miles from Indian River.
Osceola Battery, Florida – At Key West.

Palatka Ordnance Depot, Florida -At Palatka.
Panama Park Camp, Florida – At Jacksonville.
Parker Fort, Florida – At Cooks Hammock.
Pensacola Barracks, Florida – At Pensacola. .
Pensacola Battery, Florida – On Santa Rosa Island, at Fort Pickens.
Pensacola Navy Yard, Florida – At Pensacola.
Penton Fort, Florida – Nineteen miles from Indian River.
Perdido Bay and River Reservation, Florida
Peyton Fort, Florida – On Moultrie Creek, near Anastasia.
Peyton Fort, Florida – On Anastasia Island, near St. Augustine.
Pickens Fort, Florida – On Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Harbor.
Pierce Fort, Florida – On St. Lucie Sound, Brevard County; now town of that name.
Pleasant Fort, Florida – On Econfinee River.
Poinsett Fort, Florida – At Cape Sable.
Preston Fort, Florida – On Apalachicola River.
Puntarassa Fort at, Florida – Fort Dulany.

Reed Fort, Florida – Near Lake Monroe, in Orange County; now town of that name.
Rodgers Camp, Florida – At Ybor City.
Rosa Fort, Florida – Latitude 20° 19′, longitude 87° 14′.
Russell Fort, Florida – On Orange Lake Creek, about 6 miles from Tampa

St. Augustine Fort at, Florida – Now Fort Marion.
St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida – St. Augustine.
St. Bernard Fort, Florida – At Pensacola.
St. Carlos Fort, Florida – Near Fernandina.
St. Charles or San Carlos Fort, Florida – Now Fort Barrancas.
St. Francis Barracks, Florida – At St. Augustine.
St. Francis de Pupa Fort, Florida – On St. Johns River.
St. George Fort, Florida – On Amelia Island
St. Georges Sound, Reservation, Florida
St. Johns Bluff, Battery at, Florida – Mouth of St. Johns River.
St. Josephs Fort, Florida – On St. Josephs Bay.
St. Marks Fort, Florida – On St. Marks River.
St. Mary de Apalachee, Fort, Florida – Mouth of Ocklockonnee River.
St. Michael Fort, Florida – At Pensacola.
St. Rose Fort or Battery, Florida – Opposite Fort Barrancas.
St. Vincent Island Battery on, Florida
San Carlos de Barrancas Fort, Florida – Fort Barrancas.
San Diego Fort, Florida – Near St. Augustine.
San Juan de Pinos Fort, Florida – At St. Augustine.
San Marco Castle Florida – At Fort Marion.
San Marco Fort, Florida – At St. Marks.
San Marcos de Apalachee Fort, Florida – Same as St. Marks.
San Mateo or San Matheo Castle, Florida – Same as Fort Caroline.
San Michael Castle Florida – At St. Augustine.
Sanderson Fort, Florida – Near Garey’s Ferry, East Florida.
Santa Fe Bridge Castle, Florida – At St. Augustine.
Santa Rosa Island, Fort on, Florida – Fort Pickens.
Scott Fort, Florida – Latitude 80° 45′, longitude 85°.
Searle Fort Florida – Near Picolata.
Seminole Battery, Florida – At Key West.
Shackelford Fort, Florida – In Big Cypress Swamp.
Shannon Fort, Florida – At Palatka.
Sherrard Fort, Florida
Siguenza Fort, Florida – On Santa Rosa Island.
Simmons Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchie River.
Simon Drum Fort, Florida – In Monroe County.
Smith J. R. Fort, Florida
Shelling Fort, Florida
Stanley Fort, Florida
Stansbury Fort, Florida – Wakulla River, 9 miles above St. Marks.
Starke Fort, Florida – Mouth of Manatee River.
Stevens Camp, Florida – At Pensacola.
Sullivan Fort, Florida – Near Hillsboro River, East Florida.
Suwanee River, Fort on, Florida – Fort Macomb.

Tampa Bay Fort at, Florida – Fort Brooke.
Tavern Fort, Florida – In East Florida.
Taylor Fort, Florida – At Key West.
Taylor Fort, Florida – On Lake Winder.
Taylor Fort, Florida – In Hernando County.
Ten Number, Fort, Florida – Ten miles from Palatka.
Thigpens Station, Florida – Near New River.
Thompson Fort, Florida – On Caloosahatchie River, near the mouth of Lake Flirt.
Three Number, Fort, Florida – Near Fort King.
Tompkins, Fort, Florida – Eight miles west of Colerain.
Tonyn Fort, Florida – On St. Marys River.
Tortugas Dry Fort at, Florida – Fort Jefferson.
Two Number Fort, Florida – Subsequently called Fort Vinton.
Tyler Fort, Florida – In Hernando County.

Van Courtland, Fort, Florida – Near St. Johns River, at the head of Kingsbys Pond.
Van Swearingen Fort, Florida – Near Lake Okechobee.
Vinton Fort, Florida – Eighteen miles northwest of Indian River Inlet.
Vose Fort, Florida – Near Aucilla River, 32 miles from Tallahassee.

Wacahoota Fort, Florida – Nine miles southwest of Micanopy.
Wacissa Fort, Florida – At mouth of Wacissa River.
Wade Fort, Florida
Walbach Camp, Florida – At Fort Myers.
Walker Fort, Florida – West of Orange Lake.
Ward Fort, Florida – Near mouth of Olustee Creek.
Wekiwa Fort, Florida – One mile above month of Spring Creek.
Westcott Fort, Florida – In the Everglades.
Wheadmans Fort, Florida
Wheelock Fort, Florida – On Orange Lake.
Whipple Camp, Florida – On Pease Creek.
White Fort, Florida – Columbia County, near Santa Fe River.
Williams Fort, Florida
Wool Fort, Florida – On Suwanee River, 10 miles above its mouth
Worth Battery, Florida – At Fort Pickens



MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/florida-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013


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