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Morehead City in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Macon

 
 
Fort Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Fort Macon Marker
Inscription. Built from 1826-34 to protect Beaufort Inlet. Replaced Fort Hampton. State park. 5 1/2 miles southeast.
 
Erected 1936 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number C 9.)
 
Location. 34° 43.403′ N, 76° 44.293′ W. Marker is in Morehead City, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is at the intersection of Arendell Street (U.S. 70) and South 26th Street, in the median on Arendell Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead City NC 28557, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carolina City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Glenn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Siege of Fort Macon (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carolina City (approx. 0.9 miles away); N.C. State Highway Patrol (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hoophole Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hoop Pole Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morehead City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Macon State Park. Offers details about the park and history of the fort. (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Fort Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Fort Macon Marker
Entrance to Fort Macon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. Entrance to Fort Macon
After the Civil War, the fort served as a prison. During World War II a small garrison manned the fort, watching the coast looking for German submarines in particular.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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