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

Site of Fort Mellon

 
 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
Inscription.
Formerly Camp
Fanning where on
February 8, 1837
during one of the
fiercest battles of
the Seminole Wars
Capt. Mellon
Commandant was
killed in an attack
of 400 braves led
by King Philip and
Coacoochee

 
Erected by Sallie Harrison Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
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. The marker sits along the shore of Lake Monroe at the eastern terminus of the Sanford RiverWalk. This point also serves as the eastern and northern termini for Seminole Boulevard and Mellonville Avenue, respectively. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mellon and Mellonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown and Goldsboro (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Hospitals in Sanford
Site of Fort Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glenn Sheffield, December 30, 2011
2. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
Overlooking Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River
(about 800 feet away); Hotel Forrest Lake (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.
 
More about this marker. The plaque is mounted on a boulder which has been carved in a block shape. At the bottom of the plaque appears the insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Nothing remains of the old fort today, but about 1500 feet west from the marker is Fort Mellon Park, operated by the City of Sanford.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Site of Fort Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Site of Fort Mellon Marker
The marker sits at the eastern terminus of the Sanford RiverWalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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