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Near Hamilton in Martin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Branch

 
 
Fort Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
1. Fort Branch Marker
Inscription.  Confederate fort at Rainbow Banks, built to protect railroads and the upper Roanoke River valley. Earthworks remain. 3 miles northeast.
 
Erected 1939 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number B-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 35° 55.659′ N, 77° 12.183′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, North Carolina, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 125 and Fort Branch Road (County Route 1416), on the right when traveling north on State Highway 125. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak City NC 27857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Branch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Flat Swamp Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); Asa Biggs House (approx. 9.6 miles away); Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church
Fort Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
2. Fort Branch Marker
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(approx. 9.8 miles away); Skewarkey Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Camp Williamston (approx. 10.2 miles away); Roanoke River (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Branch Civil War Site. The Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Inc. is a non-profit (501C-3) volunteer organization that maintains the site. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Fort Branch Earthworks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
3. Fort Branch Earthworks
Part of the outer wall of the fort.
River Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
4. River Battery
Reproduction cannon overlooks Rainbow Bend at the river side of the fort's extant earthworks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022