Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Fort Gatlin
Erected 2003 by A Florida Heritage Site Sponsored by the Fort Gatlin Historical Group, Orange County Public Schools, Orange County Government and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-483.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1927.
Location. 28° 29.669′ N, 81° 22.046′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Gatlin Avenue and South Summerlin Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Gatlin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3909 South Summerlin Avenue, Orlando FL 32806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Gatlin 1838 (a few steps from this marker); The Council Oak (approx. half a mile away); Site and Home of Francis Eppes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Orlando's First Settler, Aaron Jernigan (approx. 1.8 miles away); Conway First Baptist Church/Fort Gatlin (approx. 2.2 miles away); Citrus Industry and Red Hill Groves/Conway School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Conway United Methodist Church/Brick Road St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church/Datson Dairy (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
Also see . . .
1. Dig Seeks To Uncover Orange Birthplace - Orlando Sentinel. Clues to the origins of Orange County may lie buried beneath the Fort Gatlin school administration building and private property at Summerlin and Gatlin avenues. (Submitted on March 29, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Site's Key To Orlando History: Fort Gatlin - Orlando Sentinel. The lakefront site of a former Navy sonar lab now owned by the Orange County School District is breathing new life into hopes that researchers can pin down the site of Fort Gatlin once and for all. (Submitted on March 29, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Second Seminole War. This war became one of America's longest, and one of the most expensive prior to the Civil War. (Submitted on April 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 8,260 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 4. submitted on April 1, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.