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There are several historical forts in the U.S. state of Florida. De Quesada states that there have been more than 300 "camps, batteries, forts and redoubts" in Florida, since European settlement began. More than 80 "blockhouses, forts, camps and stockades" were used at one time or another in Florida, during the Seminole Wars. Most forts were constructed from earth or wood, or both; some incorporate brick or stone. Many were intended to be used for only a short period, and most have effectively disappeared. In some cases, a series of forts with different names were built on or close to the same place.

List of forts

Fort Taylor (Deer Park, Florida) P001
Fort Taylor in Deer Park
  • Fort Taylor – one in a series of four small, short lived forts built along the St. Johns River during the Seminole Wars. These forts were used to garrison troops and protect supplies during War. This should not be confused with Fort Zachary Taylor (see below), built in Key West, Florida, approximately 280 miles to the Southwest of this Fort Taylor's location. The future President was a Colonel during the Second Seminole War and served in the Florida campaigns at the same time this Fort Taylor was in active operation.
  • Fort T.B. Adams
  • Fort Thompson
  • Fort Tonyn
  • Fort Vinton
  • Fort Volusia - Second Seminole War Fort.
  • Fort Wacahoota - Second Seminole War Fort.
  • Fort Walker (also Fort Hogtown), in present-day Gainesville, Second Seminole War
  • Fort Walton
  • Fort Ward
  • Fort Weadman
  • Fort White - Second Seminole War Fort.
  • Fort William
  • Fort Zachary Taylor (also Fort Taylor) – Fort Zachary Taylor should not be confused with the original Florida "Fort Taylor" – entry above, which was built during the Second Seminole War as one of a string of four small, short-lived Forts along the Saint John's River, approximately 280 miles to the Northeast of Key West, Florida. During the Second Seminole War (1835 – 1842) future President Zachary Taylor – for whom this Key West, Florida fort was named – was a Colonel in the US Army, leading troops in the field.
  • Mala Compra Fortress also known as the Post at Mala Compra - Second Seminole War fortification.
  • Martello towers, Key West, Florida
    • Fort East Martello
    • West Martello Tower
  • Post at Orange Grove Plantation - Second Seminole War fortress.
  • Negro Fort
  • Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, Pensacola
  • St. Joseph's Fortress also known as Camp Brisbane - Second Seminole War fortification.
  • Yellow Bluff Fort
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