Near Frostproof in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Fort Clinch
Erected by Polk County Historical Commission.
Location. 27° 45.341′ N, 81° 33.097′ W. Marker is near Frostproof, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 630 and Davis Road, on the right when traveling east on County Route 630. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 930 Co Rd 630, Frostproof FL 33843, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Indian Trails (approx. 11 miles away); Fort Gardiner (approx. 15.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is mounted parallel with the road and can be difficult to spot. The reverse of the marker is blank, which is unusual for a free standing marker.
Regarding Site of Fort Clinch. General Duncan Lamont Clinch (1787-1849 ) served in the 1st and 2nd Seminole Indian Wars and was
Polk County's Ft. Clinch was established January 13, 1850 on the shore of what was then Lake Mocha Popka. This fort was a stockade which consisted of six or seven buildings. The fort was abandoned by the military June 8, 1850.
Sources: Gray, James M. Florida Forts. Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library. 1972. Call#FLA623G779.
Mahon, John K. History of the Second Seminole War. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Fl. 1967.
Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. Macmillan Publishing Co. NY. 1988.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Moss McCracken of Lakeland, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dean Moss McCracken of Lakeland, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.