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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Tar
 
Fort Tar Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Tar Marker
 
Inscription. This is the site of Fort Tar, built to guard the approach to the city from the west, sit­u­ated on the out­skirts of Norfolk, near Armistead’s Bridge, which spanned Glebe Creek nearby. It served with Forts Barbour, Norfolk, and Nelson to pro­tect Norfolk and Portsmouth from inva­sion by the British in the War of 1812.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Location. 36° 51.526′ N, 76° 17.221′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Monticello Avenue (U.S. 460) north of East Virginia Beach Boulevard (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Norfolk 17 (approx. half a mile away); Bank Street Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul (approx. half a mile away); St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); James W. Hunter House, 1894 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Scott Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 921 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Scott Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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