Fort Chokonikla

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Fort Chokonikla (1849-1850) - A U.S.Army post established in 1849 between the Second Seminole Indian War and the Third Seminole War in Hardee County, Florida. Abandoned in 1850.

Fort Chokonikla Site
Fort Chokonikla Trail Marker
Paynes Creek Historic State Park Entrance

Fort Chokonikla History

Established on 26 Oct 1849 in response to hostile Indian attacks in the area. The site was on high ground near the confluence of Paynes Creek and the Peace River and near the Kennedy-Darling trading post. Abandoned on 18 Jul 1850 because of the poor health conditions on the site.

Current Status

Paynes Creek Historic State Park Visitor Center

The fort site has no structures and just a few markers to indicate the blockhouse location. Part of Paynes Creek Historic State Park, Hardee County, Florida. The visitor center is currently open Thursday through Monday, 9-5.


Location: Paynes Creek Historic State Park, Hardee County, Florida.

Maps & Images

Lat: 27.62296 Long: -81.81037

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Visited: 1 Feb 2012



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