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First Fort

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. First Fort Marker
Inscription.  On or near this site in the settlement known as Stuart Town stood the "Tight Watch House" erected in 1683-4. After the destruction of the town by the Spanish in 1686 it was replaced by a fort, approximately 100 feet square defended by "9 Great Guns" known as the Beaufort Fort after 1710. It was the main defense of the area until Fort Frederick was erected in 1735.
 
Erected by Beaufort County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1686.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 25.841′ N, 80° 40.238′ W. Marker was in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker was on Bay Street near Scott Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 801 Bay St, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Sam Levin Building (a few steps from this marker); The Capt. Francis Saltus House (within
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By Mike Stroud, February 2008
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shouting distance of this marker); Verdier House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christensen-Fordham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wallace House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 300 feet away); Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Also see . . .  Marker missing or misplaced?. This article notes that the marker is missing or possibly misplaced following recent remodeling. It is also mentions that the marker may be incorrect about the location of the fort and that the marker may have been erected in the early 1950s. (Submitted on March 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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