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Near Southport in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Caswell

 
 
Fort Caswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 17, 2009
1. Fort Caswell Marker
Inscription. Named for Gov. Caswell. Begun by U.S. in 1826; seized by N.C. troops, 1861; abandoned by Confederates, 1865. Stands five miles southeast.
 
Erected 1950 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-8.)
 
Location. 33° 57.138′ N, 78° 2.868′ W. Marker is near Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Southport-Supply Road (North Carolina Route 211) and Long Beach Road (North Carolina Route 133), on the left when traveling east on Southport-Supply Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Square (approx. 2.8 miles away); Robert C. Ruark (approx. 2.8 miles away); Robert Ruark (approx. 2.8 miles away); Southport’s First Fire Alarm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Railroad & Religion on Rhett Street (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Jail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Indian Trail Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Smithville Burying Ground (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southport.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This other Fort Caswell marker is
Fort Caswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 17, 2009
2. Fort Caswell Marker
closer to the fort, and has photos of the fort itself.
 
Also see . . .  History of Fort Caswell. (Submitted on February 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Caswell Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, circa 1997
3. Fort Caswell Sally Port
The fort was heavily modified in the 1890s and early 1900's with updated defense systems. Today it serves as a youth facility.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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