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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Washington

 
 
Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Fort Washington Marker
Inscription.
Constructed November 1775 by the
Continental Army under
General George Washington

This fort was used during the
Siege of Boston
and helped force its
evacuation by the British

 
Location. 42° 21.402′ N, 71° 6.272′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Waverly Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Fort Washington Park in Cambridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Waverly St, Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Long-Distance Phone Call (approx. 0.6 miles away); Davenport Car Manufactory (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Fenway Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fenway Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ted Williams (approx. 0.9 miles away); Van Ness Street Player Banners (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Boyle O'Reilly (approx. one mile away); Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Defending The Charles. Article by Allston-Brighton historian Dr. William P. Marchione from the Brighton Allston Historical Society webpage. (Submitted on May 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Fort Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Fort Washington Marker
 

2. Friends of Fort Washington. Website dedicated to seeking National Park protection of earthworks as a National Monument or Battlefield. (Submitted on May 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Washington Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Fort Washington Park
Marker can be seen near the top of the pillar. Cannons and earthworks are also visible in the background.
Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Fort Washington
This view from inside Fort Washington looks toward the city of Boston, which in 1775 was occupied by the British.
Artillery at Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Artillery at Fort Washington
This Half Moon 3 Gun Battery, built by Colonial soldiers under the command of Gen. George Washington, is the last remaining fortification from the Siege of Boston. Fort Washington is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Soldiers at Fort Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Soldiers at Fort Washington
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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