General Information and Map of City
Fort Meade, Florida is nestled along historic Peace River in southern Polk County. The oldest city in the county and considered the newest frontier by those looking for locations to expand or begin their business ventures. Fort Meade is less than 6,000 population with a healthy vision of restoration and revitalzation throughout the city.
Home of the Fighting Miners athletes from Fort Meade Middle Senior High School and outstanding alumni such as Medal of Honor recipient James Mills (WWII) and Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Fort Meade is a great place to grow up with neighborhoods and community friends .... big enough to grow and small enough to not be a stranger.
History is a great point of interest in Fort Meade, site of the fort Lt. George Meade ordered to be erected in 1849. Going farther back in time, Native Americans rendezvoused next to the river for millenia during their migrations across the state. Drop by the Fort Meade Historic Society which is well-known for its collection of memorabilia and lifestyle through the years.
Economic development possibilities are evident to businesses wanting to bring their entrepreneurial investments to the area. "New Frontier" is not just a addition to the Chamber's motto ... Polk County's Oldest City and Newest Frontier" ... it is a truism for success. Fort Meade is in the cross-hairs of US 17 to the north and south, US 98 and CR 630 to the east and west. CSX rails run north and south, as well.
Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club is based east of Fort Meade on Avon Park Cut-off Road and brings in tens of thousands of visitors during their three-show venue: November, January and February. Their Christmas in the Village weekends in December get everyone in the holiday mood.
Streamsong Resort and Spa made its way to the news long before it was opened to the public. With two world-class golf courses, an inviting club house restaurant and a resort hotel ready to open the beginning of 2014, Streamsong clubhouse is located 20 minutes from Fort Meade on CR 630 to Fort Green Road, on to Streamsong Drive.
Fort Meade is known for its hospitality and hometown feel. Folks work together to make things better and work just as hard to preserve core values.
The Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce is proud to promote the citizens and businesses of such a great place in Central Florida.
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