Fort Gardiner

Fort Gardiner (HM1SIQ)

Location: Lake Wales, FL 33898 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 56.726', W 81° 25.434'

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A few miles east of here, on the banks of the Kissimmee River stood Fort Gardiner. Named for Captain George Washington Gardiner who died in the Dade Massacre in 1835. Established December 2, 1837 by Colonel Zachary Taylor on his march to the Battle of Okeechobee. Designated as the Headquarters, First Brigade, Army South of the Withlacoochee; it was used in 1838 by the Fourth and Sixth Infantry. Following the battle, the wounded were brought to this depot and sent forward to Tampa on January 1, 1838.
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Placed ByThe Polk County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458299 N 3091230
Decimal Degrees27.94543333, -81.42390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.726', W 81° 25.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 43.56" N, 81° 25' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)407, 863, 941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3429 Rosalie Blvd, Lake Wales FL 33898, US
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