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Neon District in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Tar

 
 
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By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Tar Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of Fort Tar, built to guard the approach to the city from the west, sit­u­ated on the out­skirts of Norfolk, near Armistead’s Bridge, which spanned Glebe Creek nearby. It served with Forts Barbour, Norfolk, and Nelson to pro­tect Norfolk and Portsmouth from inva­sion by the British in the War of 1812.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812.
 
Location. 36° 51.526′ N, 76° 17.221′ W. Marker is in the Neon District in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Monticello Avenue (U.S. 460) north of East Virginia Beach Boulevard (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Point Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Norfolk 17 (approx. half a mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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