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Fort Wright in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Wright

 
 
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By Craig Baker, April 17, 2021
1. Fort Wright Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood Fort Wright, built in Sept. 1862 by Union troops to help defend Cincinnati area from advancing Confederate armies. Fort named for Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, who later was chief engineer for completion of the Washington Monument. The city of Fort Wright is named for both the fort and the engineer-general.
 
Erected 1992 by Citizens of Fort Wright; Kentucky Historical Society; and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1917.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. 39° 3.11′ N, 84° 32.161′ W. Marker is in Fort Wright, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Paike (Kentucky Route 1072) and Kyles Lane (Kentucky Route 3187), on the right when traveling south on Highland Paike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Kyles Ln, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of
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By Craig Baker, April 17, 2021
2. Fort Wright Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mitchel (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Linden Grove Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Major League Baseball (approx. 2.4 miles away); Frank Duveneck (approx. 2.4 miles away); Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (approx. 2.4 miles away); Casper Ottens House (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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