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Harkers Island in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Hancock

 
 
Fort Hancock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2013
1. Fort Hancock Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1778 by Le Chevalier de Cambray & Capt. de Cottineau to protect Cape Lookout Bay. Dismantled, 1780. Site four miles south.
 
Erected 2006 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-55.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 34° 41.097′ N, 76° 31.661′ W. Marker is in Harkers Island, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on Island Road 0.1 miles east of Cape Point Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harkers Island NC 28531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape Lookout Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olive Thurlow Anchor (about 500 feet away); Protecting People and Ships (about 500 feet away); Estuaries of the Sound (about 600 feet away); Horizon of Islands (about 600 feet away);
Fort Hancock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2013
2. Fort Hancock Marker
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Cisterns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rain Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harkers Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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