Fort Clarke

9325 W. Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL

Near this site was located Fort Clarke, originally a U.S. Army post during the Seminole War, and afterwards a settlement. The name is preserved in nearby Fort Clarke Church. At this site crossed the early settlement and military road connecting the old county seats at Newnansville (near present-day Alachua) and Spring Grove with Micanopy. Fort Clarke was named for a U.S. Army officer.

Sponsored by:
Alachua County Historical Commission, Authorized by The Board of County Commissioners In Cooperation With Department of State

TAGS: All,19th Century