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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Hamilton

 
 
Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. Fort Hamilton Marker
Inscription. The War of 1812 inspired a new generation of American seacoast forts, New York’s first example was Fort Hamilton, constructed between 1825 and 1831. Earlier masonry forts in the harbor had been of sandstone, but Fort Hamilton was built of granite to an improved design with many of its guns protected by stone casemates. Fort Hamilton remained a powerful defense until rifled ordinance rendered it obsolete during the Civil War. New generations of guns later made the site effective against ships and planes through World War II. Fort Hamilton is the third oldest, continuously garrisoned Federal post in the nation.
 
Erected 1985 by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 36.56′ N, 74° 1.959′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Sheridan Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hamilton in front of the Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club (here, next to this marker); June 1975 (here, next to this marker); Spanish 24-Pounder (within shouting
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By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. Markers at Fort Hamilton
distance of this marker); On July 4, 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caponier (within shouting distance of this marker); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hamilton Home Page. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Fort Hamilton Markers
Several markers are found at this location in Fort Hamilton.
Fort Hamilton Country Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Fort Hamilton Country Club
The Fort Hamilton marker is located near the entrance to the Country Club.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 7 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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