Fort Ann (1)

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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.

Haulover Canal
Haulover Bridge Marker, Mentions Fort Ann
Haulover Bridge

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.

Current Status

Marker only, no remains. Site located on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, Florida.


Location: Map point approximate. On the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County, Florida.

Maps & Images

Lat: 28.736392 Long: -80.754756

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Visited: Area Visit 19 Feb 2012, 7 Feb 2010



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