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Site of Fort Mechanic

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. Site of Fort Mechanic Marker
Inscription. So named because local mechanics gave their services for much of its construction. Originally a timber structure built in 1794, during the wars of the French Revolution. It was replaced in 1809 by a fort of masonry. It was garrisoned by United States forces until after the War of 1812 and was razed about 1818.
 
Erected 1948 by Historical Commission of Charleston, S.C.
 
Location. 32° 46.29′ N, 79° 55.689′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Battery Street 0.1 miles south of Atlantic Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on a brick wall next to the Edmonston-Alston House. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); 18 Church Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (about 500 feet away); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (about 500 feet away); Young-Johnson House (about 500 feet away); The Salvaging of this Gun
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By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
2. Site of Fort Mechanic Marker
(about 600 feet away); 42 Church Street (about 600 feet away); Joseph Verree House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Site of Fort Mechanic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. Site of Fort Mechanic Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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