Fort Hamer, Florida

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Fort Hamer is an unincorporated area in Manatee County, Florida, United States, and was the name of a short-lived U.S. Army fort in eastern Manatee County.


Fort Hamer was established on November 28, 1849 as part of an order by Major General David E. Twiggs to remove Seminole people from Florida after various pioneer outposts in the state were attacked by Seminole outsiders. The order established a 200-mile-span (320 km) of forts from Manatee River to the Indian River.[1]

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  1. ^ Donahue-Farrell, Bridget (August 20, 2017). "The Crisis of 1849 and the establishment of Fort Hamer". Bradenton Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2018. 

Coordinates: 27°31′31″N 82°25′48″W / 27.52528°N 82.43000°W / 27.52528; -82.43000