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Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Willard

 
 
Fort Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2008
1. Fort Willard Marker
Inscription. Civil War Fort constructed in 1862 as part of the defense system for Washington, D.C.

Site donated by
the developers of Belle Haven
Gene and Helen Olmi, Sr.
Gene and Natalie Olmi, Jr.

Fairfax County Park Authority

 
Erected by Fairfax County Park Authority.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.982′ N, 77° 3.958′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Fort Willard Circle. Click for map. The marker is located at the Fort Willard Historical Site which is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6625 Fort Willard Circle, Alexandria VA 22307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Willard (here, next to this marker); Defenses of Washington (here, next to this marker); These Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Jones Point
Fort Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
October 8, 2011
2. Fort Willard Marker
New location of marker at the Fort Willard Historic Site plaza.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonial Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Lyon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wasteland or Wetland? (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Willard Historical Site. General Management and Conceptual Development Plan, Fairfax County Park Authority (Submitted on November 6, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2008
3. Fort Willard Marker
The marker plaque is mounted on top of the stone column under an oak tree.
Fort Embankment and Moat image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2008
4. Fort Embankment and Moat
Along the eastern face of the fort.
Fort Willard Bombproof image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2008
5. Fort Willard Bombproof
Along the northern face of the fort.
 
 
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