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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Nogales

 
 
Fort Nogales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Fort Nogales Marker
Inscription. On bluffs above. Built by Spain in 1790's on land granted by Choctaws. At evacuation in March 1798, name became Ft. McHenry, honoring U.S. Sec. of War. Abandoned about 1800.
 
Erected by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.292′ N, 90° 52.323′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on North Washington Street (Business U.S. 61) 1.3 miles from 1st East Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Washington Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Nogales 1791 (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 31st Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iowa 2nd Brig.; (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.S. Johnston's Company, (approx. 0.2 miles away); Explore the Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Stronghold on the Bluffs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tennessee River Batteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Fort Nogales.
Mural depiction of the former Fort Nogales. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Mural depiction of the former Fort Nogales.
Mural located on Mississippi River levee wall, about 1.5 miles south.
The fort was located on Fort Hill (formerly Walnut Hill). It had 12 cannon facing the river, and four howitzers in blockhouses racing the rear, with a powder magazine, commander's house, and barracks for 200 men. About 1000 yards to the rear was square-palisade Fort Mount Vigie, and about 400 yards to the right and left were two blockhouses, Fort Gayoso and Fort Ignatius. A blockhouse named Fort Sugarloaf was on a hill across a creek.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wiki on Fort Nogales. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansNotable Places
 
You can see the rise in land where the Fort Nogales was built. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. You can see the rise in land where the Fort Nogales was built.
Another Fort Nogales marker near this one, along with some cannons. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
4. Another Fort Nogales marker near this one, along with some cannons.
Another Fort Nogales marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
5. Another Fort Nogales marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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