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Middleburg in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Heilman

 
 
Fort Heilman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 2, 2017
1. Fort Heilman Marker
Inscription. Fort Heilman, named after Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Julius F. Heilman, was built in the mid 1830s at the spot where the north and south forks of Black Creek join. It was a temporary wooden stockade used during the First Seminole War as a quartermaster work shop and storage depot. Clustered around the stockade were the log huts of the small village of Gareys Ferry. When the Indian wars ended the fort was abandoned.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-58.)
 
Location. 30° 4.376′ N, 81° 51.871′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Florida, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard (Florida Route 21) and Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling north on Blanding Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2465 Blanding Blvd, Middleburg FL 32068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middleburg Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Middleburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thompson - Chalker Docks (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Roy Stanley Geiger,United States Marine Corps
Fort Heilman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 2, 2017
2. Fort Heilman Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Penney Farms 1927 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Camp Chowenwaw (approx. 9.3 miles away); Camp Blanding (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 284 times since then. Last updated on April 10, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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