Fort Dade was born on the twenty-third of December 1836. The announcement read: “A fort will be erected. . . on the Big Withlacoochee, at the point where the Fort King road crosses it, which will bear the name of the gallant and lamented Dade.”
"This Was Fort Dade,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 45
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol45/iss1/4