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Fort King Site

Ocala, Florida
National Register Number: 04000320
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 24, 2004):
As the council site and central location where Seminoles, Black Seminoles, and the U.S. government met to discuss the terms of President JacksonÂ’s Indian Removal Policy, the events at Fort King represent the escalating state of relations between these groups which eventually led to the Second Seminole War, the longest and most expensive Indian war in U.S. history. This is also the site where the Seminole Indian leader, Osceola, gained national fame. Archeological investigations have confirmed the location of the site of Fort King and can continue to reveal important information about the events of the conflict and lifeways at military installations of this period.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no changes since the last report. (2004)

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