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Near Hamilton in Martin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Branch

 
 
Fort Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
1. Fort Branch Marker
Inscription. Confederate fort at Rainbow Banks, built to protect railroads and the upper Roanoke River valley. Earthworks remain. 3 miles northeast.
 
Erected 1939 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number B 18.)
 
Location. 35° 55.659′ N, 77° 12.183′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, North Carolina, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 125 and Fort Branch Road (County Route 1416), on the right when traveling north on State Highway 125. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak City NC 27857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Branch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Asa Biggs House (approx. 9.6 miles away); Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Skewarkey Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Roanoke River (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Branch Civil War Site. The Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Inc. is a non-profit (501C-3) volunteer organization that maintains the site. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
2. Fort Branch Marker
Fort Branch Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
3. Fort Branch Earthworks
Part of the outer wall of the fort.
River Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
4. River Battery
Reproduction cannon overlooks Rainbow Bend at the river side of the fort's extant earthworks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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