Fort Reid

Fort Reid (HMZ7G)

Location: Sanford, FL 32771 Seminole County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 47.702', W 81° 15.381'

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????Fort Reid was named and established in this area during the Second Seminole War by Colonel William Harney on July 7, 1840, in honor of Robert Raymond Reid, Fourth Territorial Governor of Florida. Stationed here between July 1840 and January 1841 were the Headquarters of Colonel Twiggs of the Second Dragoons, including the commands of the St. Johns District, Army of the South, plus the District South of New Smyrna under Col. Harney. For the year of 1840, Fort Reid reached a force of 417 and temporarily replaced Fort Mellon a mile and a half north of here, allegedly for health reasons.

????Developers about 1875, despite the Army's spelling, created a housing subdivision in this area giving it the name of Fort Reed. Also, in 1886, at what is now the northwest corner of the Airport in Sanford, a station on the railroad between Sanford and Oviedo was given the name of Fort Reed.
HM NumberHMZ7G
Placed ByThe Seminole County Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 474982 N 3185304
Decimal Degrees28.79503333, -81.25635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 47.702', W 81° 15.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 47' 42.12" N, 81° 15' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 Catalina Dr, Sanford FL 32771, US
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