Fort Peyton

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Fort Peyton (1837-1840) - A U.S. Army post established in 1837 during the Second Seminole War by Major General Thomas S. Jesup in present-day St. Johns County, Florida. Named after 1st Lieutenant Richard H. Peyton, 2nd U.S. Artillery, first post commander, who died in 1839 at Tampa. Abandoned in 1840.


A U.S. Army post was established on 17 Jul 1837 during the Second Seminole War. The post was built out as a wooden fort with a blockhouse.

The Seminole leader Osceola was seized on 20 Oct 1837 about a mile from the fort while under a flag of truce.

The post was abandoned in July 1840.

Current Status

Marker only, the marker is located in a wooded area behind a housing development in St. Johns County, Florida.

Location: St. Johns County, Florida.

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Lat: 29.821550 Long: -81.356083

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