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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Powder Magazine

 
 
Powder Magazine Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1843 for the
storage of gun Powder

 
Location. 41° 21.205′ N, 72° 4.889′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from Monument Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Fort Griswold State Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covered Way (about 400 feet away); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 500 feet away); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (about 500 feet away); Col. William Ledyard (about 500 feet away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Groton Heights (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .  Tour of the Fort. Friends of Fort Griswold website. (Submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker in Fort Griswold Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Griswold
Powder Magazine Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Powder Magazine
Fort Griswold saw military defense preparations many times after the Revolutionary War. The nearby water battery was rebuilt and armed several times.
Powder Magazine Marker and Shot Furnace in Fort Griswold Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Powder Magazine Marker and Shot Furnace in Fort Griswold
The Powder Magazine (left) and shot furnace can be seen in this photo. Also visible are the Groton Battle Monument and Fort Griswold.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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