Fort Carroll (2)

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Fort Carroll (2) (1841-1841) - A U.S. Army post established in 1841 during the Second Seminole War by Captain T.P. Guynn, 8th U.S. Infantry, in present day Polk County, Florida. Named for Sergeant Major Francis Carroll, 7th U.S. Infantry, who was killed by hostile Indians while escorting the wife of an officer from Micanopy to Waccahoota. Abandoned in 1841 in favor of Fort Cummings.

Fort Carroll Marker
Fort Carroll Marker Locale


A U.S. Army post established 22 Jan 1841 by Captain T.P. Guynn and elements of the 8th U.S. Infantry.

Abandoned for health reasons later in 1841 with the troops removed to Fort Cummings.

Current Status

Private property in Polk County, Florida.

Location: Three miles north of Bartow, Polk County, Florida. Marker map point is accurate but the fort map point is approximate.

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Lat: 27.9243 Long: -81.7985

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Visited: 1 Feb 2012

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