In 1927, The Ocala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had the great forethought to sign a title transaction that deeded this one-acre “cemetery site” to them. This was the start of local efforts to preserve Fort King.
This property was once the burial site for the soldiers and civilians at Fort King. At the conclusion of the Seminole War in 1842, the soldiers’ bodies were ordered reinterred at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, along with 1,400 other soldiers who lost their lives in the war – including Major Francis Dade’s command.
In 1933, the Daughters of the American Revolution erected this monument as a memorial for the soldiers and civilians that lost their lives at Fort King.
A timeless memorial to those who lost their lives at Fort King.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States’ efforts towards independence. A non-profit group, they promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.