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Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Gatlin 1838

 
 
Fort Gatlin 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, March 14, 2012
1. Fort Gatlin 1838 Marker
Inscription.
Marking the site of
Fort Gatlin 1838
Military Outpost

 
Erected 1924 by Orlando Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 28° 29.662′ N, 81° 22.039′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Gatlin Avenue and South Summerlin Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Gatlin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Gatlin (a few steps from this marker); 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 (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church/Datson Dairy (approx. 2.3 miles away); The English Colony/The Polo Club (approx. 2.3 miles away); Atlantic Coastline Station (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
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Wide view of the Fort Gatlin 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, March 14, 2012
2. Wide view of the Fort Gatlin 1838 Marker

1. 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 April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. 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 April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The Site of Fort Gatlin image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, March 14, 2012
3. The Site of Fort Gatlin
While the specific location of Fort Gatlin has yet to be identified with modern technology, the tradition holds that the fort was located at this intersection and adjacent properties on the shores of Lake Gem Mary, Lake Jennie Jewel and Lake Gatlin.
Fort Christmas Replica image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, March 14, 2012
4. Fort Christmas Replica
Based on historical documentation, it is believed that Fort Gatlin was very similar in design and layout to nearby Fort Christmas, which has been recreated at the Fort Christmas Historical Park (Christmas, Florida)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 1, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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