Also known as the "Come and Take it!" Revolutionary War Encampment, the site commemorates Col. John McIntosh's answer to the British demand for surrender on November 25, 1778.
Well, the Brits refused to "come and take it," and returned to Florida; at least temporarily.
Built shortly after the Continental Congress convened in 1776, the location was considered a strategic location to protect this growing port from British attack.
Located on the Medway River, the fort was originally fortified and garrisoned by 200 patriots.
During the British War of 1812, it was known as Fort Defiance.
A small site, now open only Thursdays through Saturdays, there is a small museum, visitor center, and some recreated buildings showing how the site may have looked.
Today the site is on 67 acres and is worth a visit.
For further information: Fort Morris Historic Site
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