Near Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Dry Tortugas National Park —
Please do not mark or climb on the cannon. Help us preserve it for future visitors to enjoy.
Six Rodmans, weighing 25 tons each, were left here because of their immemnse size. For over 100 years they lay in the sand on the fort's terreplein, or roof. In 2010 this cannon was mounted on a reproduction carriage and gun platform.
A gun crew at Fort Warren in Boston,
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 24° 37.742′ N, 82° 52.45′ W. Marker is near Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Do You Live Out Here? (about 300 feet away); Deadly Crossfire (about 300 feet away); Gateway to the Gulf (about 300 feet away); Red-Hot Cannonballs (about 400 feet away); Parade Ground Panorama (about 400 feet away); Navy Days at Fort Jefferson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
Also see . . . Dry Tortugas National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on March 14, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2022, by Vince Jackson of Toano, Virginia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2022, by Vince Jackson of Toano, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.