Fort Kingsbury

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Fort Kingsbury (1837-1840) - Established in 1837 during the Second Seminole War. Named after Lt. Charles E. Kingsbury, 2nd U.S. Dragoons who died of disease on 9 Jun 1837 at Fort Mellon. Abandoned about 1840.

Fort Kingsbury History

Established in 1837 during the Second Seminole War as a sub post of Fort Mellon. Positioned directly across Lake Monroe from Fort Mellon in what is now Enterprise, Florida. Research indicates it was located at the intersection of current Stone Island Road and Sunset Road in Enterprise.

Current Status

No remains.

Location: Enterprise, Volusia County, Florida.

Maps & Images

Lat: 28.845007 Long: -81.234933


  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 181
  • Best, Christine Kinlaw, The History of Fort Mellon, The Sanford Historical Society, Sanford FL, 2003


Visited: 11 Feb 2010

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