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Germantown in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Germantown

 
 
Fort Germantown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Fort Germantown Marker
Inscription. This was the site of a Civil War earthwork redoubt built by the Union Army as part of a series of forts guarding the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The fort is thought to have been built in June 1863 by the 49th Illinois Infantry Regiment and used by them until they were replaced by the 52nd Illinois in August 1863. The fort was abandoned and burned by the end of October 1863.
 
Erected by Germantown Historic Committee.
 
Location. 35° 3.874′ N, 89° 47.08′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Holly Tree Drive and Grand Oak Drive, on the right when traveling south on Holly Tree Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Germantown TN 38138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oaklawn Garden (approx. 1.5 miles away); Germantown, Tennessee (approx. 2.1 miles away); War Comes to Germantown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Germantown Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Germantown Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Gray Historic House
Fort Germantown-Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Fort Germantown-Entrance
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Crisscross Lodge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shelby County / Memphis (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Germantown.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Germantown image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
3. Fort Germantown
Fort Germantown has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Fort Germantown-Inside the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
4. Fort Germantown-Inside the park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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