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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Mellon

 
 
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Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
1. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
Inscription.  
Formerly Camp Monroe
where on February 8, 1837
during one of the
fiercest battles of the
Seminole Wars Capt.
Charles Mellon was
killed in an attack
of 400 Seminloes led by
Emathla, known as King
Philip, and Coacoochee

 
Erected 1936 by Sallie Harrison Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is February 8, 1837.
 
Location. 28° 48.77′ N, 81° 15.28′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of East Seminole Boulevard and North Mellonville Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Seminole Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sanford Est. 1877 (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown and Goldsboro (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Hospitals in Sanford (about 800 feet away); Hotel Forrest Lake
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sanford's First Residents (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Shelton Sanford (approx. half a mile away); Fort Mellon Park (approx. half a mile away); Citrus to Celery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location also titled "Site of Fort Mellon".
 
Site of Fort Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
2. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
Site of Fort Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
3. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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