Fort Ann (1)
Fort Ann (1) (1837-1838) - A U.S. Army post established in November 1837 during the Second Seminole War by 1st Lieutenant James R. Irwin, 1st U.S. Artillery and one company of troops. Named by Lieutenant Irwin after "the prettiest girl in Pennsylvania". Abandoned in April 1838.
Fort Ann (1) History
Built to guard the "haulover" portage between the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon in the present day Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The haulover was a strategic portage place used by Indians and Traders to transition from the Indian River to ocean access through the Mosquito Lagoon.
Marker only, no remains. Site located on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, Florida.
Visited: Area Visit 19 Feb 2012, 7 Feb 2010