Fort Cooper

Fort Cooper (HM1R8A)

Location: Inverness, FL 34450 Citrus County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 49.015', W 82° 18.212'

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Fort Cooper was constructed in April 1836 during the Second Seminole War. General Winfield Scott instructed the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers under the leadership of Major Mark Anthony Cooper to build two bastions and a blockhouse on the western shore of Lake Holathlikaha at the time of the Battle of Withlacoochee. On April 5, a skirmish broke out between the Seminole warriors and Cooper's men which led to the death of Private Zadock Cook of the Morgan Guards. From 1836 to 1842, the United States Army used the fort as a horse depot, a scouting post and a watering hole, after which time it was abandoned. In December of 1970, landowner John H. Eden Jr., sold land to the state and began working with archaeologists to excavate the Fort Cooper site. Fort Cooper was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1972. In 1977, the site opened to the public as a 704-acre state park.
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HM NumberHM1R8A
Year Placed2016
Placed ByFort Cooper Chapter, NSDAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 372806 N 3188399
Decimal Degrees28.81691667, -82.30353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 49.015', W 82° 18.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 49' 0.9" N, 82° 18' 12.72" W
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Area Code(s)813, 352
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1823 Old Floral City Rd, Inverness FL 34450, US
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