Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bowling Green in Hardee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Chokonikla

 
 
Fort Chokonikla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 11, 2012
1. Fort Chokonikla Marker
Inscription. This leisurely 10 minute, 1/4 mile long trail will lead you to the site of Fort Chokonikla built in late 1849. It consisted of three square blockhouses for defense, and canvas tents for sleeping. No battles were fought here and it was abandoned about one year later due to sickness.
 
Location. 27° 37.368′ N, 81° 48.558′ W. Marker is near Bowling Green, Florida, in Hardee County. Click for map. Marker is in Paynes Creek Historic State Park, behind the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green FL 33834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seminole Indian Battle (approx. 8.4 miles away); "Bone" Mizell (approx. 8.4 miles away); Willoughby Tillis Battle Monument (approx. 8.9 miles away); Florida 2000 Center of Population (approx. 9 miles away); Fort Meade Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 9 miles away); Site of Fort Meade (approx. 9.2 miles away); Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Fort Chokonikla. During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authorities to establish a trading post in Florida´s interior, away from
Site of Fort Chokonikla image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 11, 2012
2. Site of Fort Chokonikla
Fort Chokonikla was built on high ground close to a water supply.
settlements. Built in early 1849, the post was attacked and destroyed by renegade Indians that summer. In late 1849 Fort Chokonikla was built nearby as the first outpost in a chain of forts established to control the Seminoles. The Seminoles never attacked the fort, but the Army was nearly defeated by mosquitoes.
 
Also see . . .  Paynes Creek Historic State Park. (Submitted on December 21, 2012, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Chokonikla had three square blockhouses. image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 11, 2012
3. Fort Chokonikla had three square blockhouses.
Paynes Creek Historic State Park image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 11, 2012
4. Paynes Creek Historic State Park
888 Lake Branch Road, Bowling Green, Florida
Paynes Creek Historic State Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, December 11, 2012
5. Paynes Creek Historic State Park Visitor Center
Displays depict the lives of Florida´s Seminole Indians and pioneers during the 19th century.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement