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The Fort at Billingsport

 
 
The Fort at Billingsport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
1. The Fort at Billingsport Marker
Inscription.
The Fort at Billingsport
which was constructed in 1777
to control the Delaware River approach
to Philadelphia
during the American Revolution
stood on this site.

 
Location. 39° 50.868′ N, 75° 15.054′ W. Marker is in Paulsboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clonmell Road and N Delaware Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the banks of the Delaware River, in Fort Billings Park. Marker is in this post office area: Paulsboro NJ 08066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennis Leary & William Barney (a few steps from this marker); Billingsport, New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Billingsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); C. A. Nothnagle Log House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Tinicum Township (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Artillery Shed (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Paulsboro.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Fort at Billingsport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
2. The Fort at Billingsport Marker
Fort Billings was one of three forts constructed to protect Philadelphia from an approach by the British Navy. Forts Mifflin and Mercer were located just upriver.
Marker on the Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
3. Marker on the Delaware River
The purchase on July 5, 1776 of the 96 acres on which this fort was located is believed to be the first land purchase made by the United States government.
The Fort at Billingsport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
4. The Fort at Billingsport Marker
Marker in Fort Billings Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
5. Marker in Fort Billings Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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