Fort Hamer, Florida

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, Florida
Unincorporated community
Fort Hamer
Fort Hamer
Location within Manatee County, Florida
Coordinates: 27°31′31″N 82°25′48″W[1]
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 28, 1849 (1849-11-28)
7 ft (2 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-23895[1]
GNIS feature ID295293[1]


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.[2]


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  2. Donahue-Farrell, Bridget (August 20, 2017). "The Crisis of 1849 and the establishment of Fort Hamer". Bradenton Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
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