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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Miles Artillery Park

Recalling the guns that protected our coast

 
 
Fort Miles Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
1. Fort Miles Artillery Park Marker
Inscription.  
The guns in this park serve as representations of the artillery that was here throughout Fort Miles' World War II years; these are not the actual guns and not the same models as the guns that were placed here.

Fort Miles was part of the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps, which played a vital role in helping to protect America's coastlines. Fort Miles in particular guarded the entrance to the Delaware Bay and access to the large commercial, industrial and agricultural centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Fort Miles' military service dated from before World War II until the 1990s.

Artillery is often referred to according to the size of the projectile it fires, the guns in this artillery park represent the 155mm, 3-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch and 16-inch that were placed in the gun batteries show on the map to the left. Battery 519 is the only battery currently open to the public.
 
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Fort Miles Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
2. Fort Miles Artillery Park Marker
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War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware State Parks series list.
 
Location. 38° 46.682′ N, 75° 5.344′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Dune Road, half a mile east of Campground Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37468 Dune Rd, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 155mm Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Aircraft Warning System (within shouting distance of this marker); Spotter House (within shouting distance of this marker); 6-inch Gun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8-inch Gun (about 300 feet away); 3-Inch Gun (about 300 feet away); Proof Steel (about 400 feet away); 16-inch Gun (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 10, 2022