Fort Meade, Florida is the oldest city in Polk County, and is named after then Lieutenant George Meade, who originally cited the town as well as the cross-state military road that eventually reached from Tampa Bay to Fort Pierce. History lives on in Fort Meade, with over 300 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Other historic sites include the Christ Church (1889), the old Fort Meade Schoolhouse (1885), and the Rev. Wm James Reid house (1900). Other area attractions include Streamsong golf and spa resort and Patterson Park. The beaches of the Atlantic or Gulf coasts, as well as the metro areas of Tampa and Orlando, are a reasonably short drive away from Fort Meade. The subtropical climate of Central Florida delivers enjoyable weather, from the warm and humid summer, to the sunny and breezy winter.