Fort Basinger

Fort Basinger (HM10L1)

Location: Lorida, FL 33857 Highlands County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 21.788', W 81° 3.174'

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Col. Zachary Taylor had Fort Basinger built in 1837, during the Seminole Wars, on the Kissimmee River 17 miles above its mouth. It was a small stockade which served as a temporary fort and supply station on the line of forts extending from Tampa to Lake Okeechobee. Named for Lt. William E. Basinger of the 2nd Artillery, who was killed in Dade's Massacre, the fort was abandoned at the end of the Indian wars.
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HM NumberHM10L1
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Marker NumberF-54
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 494768 N 3026657
Decimal Degrees27.36313333, -81.05290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 21.788', W 81° 3.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 21' 47.28" N, 81° 3' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 County Rd 700, Lorida FL 33857, US
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