Fort Center

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Fort Center (1856-1857) - A U.S. Army post established in 1856 during Third Seminole War near the west side of Lake Okeechobee in Glades County, Florida. Named after Lieutenant John P. Center, adjutant, 6th U.S. Infantry, who was killed in the battle of Okechobee, Florida, 25 Dec 1837, during the Second Seminole War. Abandoned in 1857.

Fort Center History

A U.S. Army post established 25 Jan 1856 during Third Seminole War. The post was located along the Fisheating River near the west side of Lake Okeechobee in Glades County, Florida. The post was abandoned 17 Sep 1857.

Current Status

Part of the Fort Center Indian Mound Site in Glades County, Florida

Location: Fort Center Indian Mound Site at the end of Banana Grove Road, Glades County, Florida.

Maps & Images

Lat: 26.950739 Long: -81.136381

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