“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Fort King Road

Fort King Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1988
1. Fort King Road Marker
Inscription. Construction on Fort King Road, first known as the Military Road, was begun in 1825 north from Fort Brooke at Tampa Bay. By the 1830’s penetration had been made to Fort King near present-day Ocala, and the road assumed strategic military importance. Along this route occurred “Dade’s Massacre” on December 28, 1835. Attacking near Bushnell in Sumter County, the Seminoles wiped out the detachment of Major France L. Dade and set off the Second Seminole War.
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-71.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 28° 24.349′ N, 82° 11.645′ W. Marker was in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 98/301 and Bluegrass Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 98/301. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Whitehouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jones' Nursing Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
More about this marker. This was one of two Florida state markers that did not have a title. It was listed in state records as Fort King Road.
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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