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Near New Concord in Calloway County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Heiman

 
 
Fort Heiman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Fort Heiman Marker
Inscription.  Confederate fort erected in 1861. Federals occupied 1862. Seized by CSA Gen. Forrest in fall 1864. With field cannon his cavalrymen sank 2 Union river transports. Captured another and a gunboat, and commandeered them. Due east, this side of Kentucky Lake.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 147.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 36° 31.475′ N, 88° 7.156′ W. Marker is near New Concord, Kentucky, in Calloway County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 121 and Cypress Trail, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 121. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Concord KY 42076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gerard Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Henry (approx. 5.4 miles away in Tennessee); Site of Fort Henry
Fort Heiman Marker and Park Service Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Fort Heiman Marker and Park Service Sign
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(approx. 5.9 miles away in Tennessee); Naval Warfare (approx. 6.2 miles away in Tennessee); Forrest at Paris Landing (approx. 6.2 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 7˝ miles away in Tennessee); Advance On Fort Donelson (approx. 9.7 miles away in Tennessee); Great Western Furnace (approx. 11.3 miles away in Tennessee).
 
Also see . . .  Forts Heiman, Henry, and Donelson. Article from Civil War Preservation Trust. (Submitted on November 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Entrance to Fort Heiman Park Unit image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. Entrance to Fort Heiman Park Unit
The entrance to the Fort Heiman National Park unit (administered by the Fort Donelson National Battlefield) includes over 150 acres. Acquired in 2006, the site is roughly 3 1/2 miles east of the marker location, reached by taking Cypress Trail to Kline Trail.
Earthworks at Fort Heiman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
4. Earthworks at Fort Heiman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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