Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland

Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland (HM4LE)

Location: Maitland, FL 32751 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 37.228', W 81° 21.889'

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1838

— Directly east of this highway —

Fort Maitland
was built in November 1838 by Lt. Col. Alexander C. W. Fanning, U.S.A. (1788-1848) on the military road connecting Fort Melon (Sanford) with Fort Gatlin (Orlando) and used as a stockade in the war between the United States and the Seminole Indians. The fort was named in honor of William Seton Maitland (1798-1837), a native of New York, a graduate of West Point whom President Andrew Jackson commissioned Brevet Captain for gallantry and good conduct at Withlacoochee 31 December 1835 and Welika 19 July 1836. He was severely wounded at Wahoo Swamp 21 November 1836 and was drowned in the Ashley River, S.C. The boundaries of this fort were definitely marked as late as 1872 when this settlement was officially designated
Maitland
The beautiful body of water nearby which the Seminoles called Fumecheliga (Muskmelon Place) also honors the memory of Captain Maitland in its name
Lake Maitland
Site presented by Edward R. Hall, marked by the Orlando Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, residents of Maitland and representatives of Rollins College 14 March 1935.
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HM NumberHM4LE
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1935
Placed ByOrlando Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 464337 N 3165992
Decimal Degrees28.62046667, -81.36481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 37.228', W 81° 21.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 37' 13.68" N, 81° 21' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)321, 407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 832-898 US-17, Maitland FL 32751, US
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