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Fort Hogtown


Fort Hogtown Marker, Gainesville, Fl.

This marker is located in the public park on the corner of 34th street.

The text on the marker reads as :

"Fort Hogtown During the Second Seminole War (1835-42), a settler´s fort was built at the Hogtown settlement near this site. Shortly before the onset of that war, men from the Hogtown settlement and from Spring Grove, a community located about four miles to the west, organized a volunteer company of mounted riflemen, the Spring Grove Guards. Spring Grove was at that time the seat of justice in Alachua county (1832-1839). For several months, members of the Guards periodically paraded and patrolled the countryside to protect the inhabitants against Indians. The fort at Hogtown was one of more than a dozen Second Seminole War forts located in or near present-day Alachua County. "

Sponsored by the Alachua County Historical Commission in cooperation with the Florida Department of State.

Latitude, Longitude

29.66166111, -82.37156389

Rights Statement


Taylor; George Lansing; Jr; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Fort Hogtown Marker; Fort Hogtown; Hogtown settlement; Alachua County (Fl.); Gainesville (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Gainesville.; Images


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