Our Town's History
The oldest city in Polk County, Fort Meade, was established in 1849 along with a new military road from Tampa to Fort Pierce following the Second Seminole War. The town and road were originally sited by Army Lieutenant George Meade of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, whose commander named the town for him.
The 1880s business district was located on what is now Broadway, which was a casualty of four devastating fires. Today, there are over 150 historical landmarks.
Fort Meade Historical Museum
Fort Meade is the oldest city in Polk County. Settled in 1849 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Meade is named after Lt. George Meade
Streamsong Golf Resort and Spa
Streamsong Golf Resort & Spa is a little piece of heaven near Fort Meade, Florida. It’s a golf club and spa nestled in a beautiful
Patterson Park is a 16.5-acre public park that has three small lakes. Once an open-pit mine, Patterson Park was landscaped after the mine was closed and is now completely transformed into a beautiful, expansive park