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Creation Date

6-30-2012

Description

Fort Clarke Marker, Gainesville, Fl.

This is located west of the city on SR 26, on the grounds of Ft. Clarke, in Gainesville, in Alachua County, Florida.

The text on the marker reads as :

" Near this site was located Fort Clarke, originally a U.S. Army post during the Seminole War, and afterwards a settlement. The name is preserved in nearby Fort Clarke Church. At this site crossed the early settlement and military road connecting the old county seats at Newnansville (near present-day Alachua) and Spring Grove with Micanopy. Fort Clarke was named for a U.S. Army officer."

It was sponsored by the Alachua County Historical Commission, Authorized by The Board of County Commissioners In Cooperation With Department of State

Latitude, Longitude

29.65974722, -82.43949167

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Fort Clarke Marker; Fort Clarke; U.S. Army Post; Alachua County (Fl.); Gainesville (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Gainesville.

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