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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2010
    Coral Springs, FL
    Garrett SeaHunter XL500 (PI)
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    More North Florida Fort Sites (Spanish Fort and Fort Clarke) - Jefferson County

    I have had several requests for sites in this area. Here is an interesting one. It is an unidentified Spanish Fort and has existing ruins.

    The first Europeans to enter what was to become Jefferson County were the members of Panfilo de Narvaez's expedition. They passed through an Apalachee town in 1528. In the 17th century, the Franciscans administered five missions in the county along an east-west line near what would become U.S. Highway 27. I believe this is one of them. These missions were destroyed at the beginning of the 18th century by the English governor of South Carolina in retaliation against Spanish depredations. When American settlers entered the county in the 19th century, the land was occupied not by the Apalachees, who had been dispersed when the missions were abandoned, but by Miccosukees, a branch of the Creeks who became part of the Seminole group.

    Goldcoastwayne

    The coordinates are: 30 22.60'N, 84 01.58'W



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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2010
    Coral Springs, FL
    Garrett SeaHunter XL500 (PI)
    139

    Re: More North Florida Fort Sites - Jefferson County

    This is the site of Fort Clarke, a fort that was established in 1839. This location is unconfirmed, but are the only ruins in the area. Near the road appears to be a small cemetery, that is likely very old. Perimeter areas will likely produce some nice relics.

    A little more history about the area.... Jefferson County was separated from Leon County in 1827. The county, named for Thomas Jefferson, was established January 6, 1827. Monticello, named for Jefferson's Virginia home, was named county seat before statehood, while Florida was a territory of the United States. Monticello remains the county's only incorporated city.

    Goldcoastwayne

    The coordinates are: 30 16.03'N, 83 51.02'W
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  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2013
    Gainesville, FL
    Garrett AT Pro
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for posting. Thought this was for the old Ft. Clarke site in Gainesville, FL, which I'm attempting to obtain permission from a church that's currently there to detect the site.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2012
    Ocala,Florida
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    On Newberry Road9SR26) & 91st St in Gainesville,there is a marker for the site of Fort Clarke,which was established by the US Army in 1836 during the Second Seminole War,to provide a safe haven for settlers in the area.

  5. #5
    us
    Retired

    Apr 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchman492 View Post
    Thanks for posting. Thought this was for the old Ft. Clarke site in Gainesville, FL, which I'm attempting to obtain permission from a church that's currently there to detect the site.
    Ever detect this site? Thanks
    U.S. Air Force Veteran - Retired Fed with 36 years of Service. "Today's the Day...I gotta get out there with my Minelab"

  6. #6
    us
    FlAuthor

    Aug 2004
    Minneola, FL
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    There were two Fort Clarke's, yours is about 10 miles above the mouth of the Ocilla River and used as a temporary fort during the Florida War.

    Fort Clarke: located a few miles wouth of the town of Newansville in Alachua County. It was used as a temporary fort during the Florida War. See: Niles Register, vol 56, pg 386.
    Both are found in my Forts, Camps & Batteries of Florida available at Kellyco Metal Detectors. Good Hunting.
    9 books authored: Forts, Camps & Batteries of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania next to be released, Ohio rereleased April and Virginia, New, released in April. Next book series will be North & South Carolina.

    Where to Metal Detect in Central Florida and South Florida. All books formerly available at Kellyco are out of print. They will be available as they are redone and made available on Victoria Rhine Facebook page. Watch that for the releases. Currently working on researching Kentucky. Thank you.

  7. #7
    us
    May 2013
    NE FLORIDA
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Detected this place up down and sideways. Then i got smart looked up and saw the little sign that showed 20+ men with detectors in the 70s-80s.

 

 

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