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Near Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cistern

 
 
Cistern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Cistern Marker
Inscription.  This cistern, built in 1897, collected and stored drinking water for Fort Macon's caretaker. Cisterns such as this one have been used by coastal residents for years. Moisture and rain shed from the roof through pipes into the cistern, where it could be retrieved with buckets or a hand pump.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 34° 41.808′ N, 76° 40.709′ W. Marker is near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on Fort Macon Road, on the right when traveling east. Located in Fort Macon State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bogue Banks Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Officers Quarters at Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military Post of Fort Macon in the Nineteenth Century
Cistern and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Cistern and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Barracks Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Macon State Park. History of the fort. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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