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Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Howard

The Bulldog at Baltimore’s Gate

 
 
Fort Howard The Bulldog at Baltimore's Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, 08-19-2007
1. Fort Howard The Bulldog at Baltimore's Gate Marker
Inscription. Fort Howard had its beginning when the U. S. Government began to purchase land for the post in 1896. Its location at the mouth of the Patapsco River, was excellent for its purpose, the defense of the City of Baltimore from naval attack. Until April 4, 1900, it was known only as the North Point Military Reservation. On that date, the Fort was named in honor of Col. John Eager Howard, a distinguished soldier of the Maryland Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. Fort Howard was to become the headquarters for the coastal defenses of Baltimore. Under its command were Forts Smallwood, Armistead, and Carroll. Fort Howard’s first troops arrived on June 27 1899 and her last garrison left the post in August 1940, when the V. A. acquired title to the property.
 
Location. 39° 11.878′ N, 76° 26.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Howard, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Fort Howard State Park. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot of Fort Howard State Park at the end of North Point Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Howard MD 21052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Power House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Searchlight Power House
Fort Howard Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
2. Fort Howard Building
(about 600 feet away); Battery Nicholson (about 700 feet away); Battery Clagett (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Howard (approx. ¼ mile away); North Point Beachhead (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Howard.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wiki on Fort Howard. (Submitted on January 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. V.A. - Veterans Administration
 
Categories. 20th CenturyForts, CastlesMilitaryNotable Persons
 
Fort Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
3. Fort Howard Marker
Fort Howard Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
4. Fort Howard Building
Fort Howard Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
5. Fort Howard Building
Fort Howard Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
6. Fort Howard Buildings
Fort Howard Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
7. Fort Howard Building
Fort Howard Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2013
8. Fort Howard Building
Map of Fort Howard State Park image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, 08-19-2007
9. Map of Fort Howard State Park
Fort Howard Veteran's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
10. Fort Howard Veteran's Park Marker
Veteran's Park is about 0.8 miles away from this marker on North Point Road. The WW2 memorial is behind this sign.
WW2 Monument at Fort Howard Veteran's Park image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 19, 2007
11. WW2 Monument at Fort Howard Veteran's Park
Monument is at 39° 12′ 36.72″ N, 76° 26′ 31.19″ W.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,939 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 22, 2017.
 
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