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Fort Clarke

 
 
Fort Clarke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. Fort Clarke Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1972 by Alachua County Historical Commission, Authorized by The Board of County Commissioners In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-201.)
 
Location. 29° 39.601′ N, 82° 26.356′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on West Newberry Road (State Road 26) near NW 91st Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on grounds of Fort Clarke Church. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stage Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Haile Homested At Kanapaha Plantation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Florida Extension (approx. 5.7 miles away); University of Florida Historic Campus
Fort Clarke Marker, looking east along West Newberry Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
2. Fort Clarke Marker, looking east along West Newberry Road
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Alachua General Hospital (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Bailey House (approx. 6.5 miles away); Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Clarke Marker, looking westward on West Newberry Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. Fort Clarke Marker, looking westward on West Newberry Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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