North in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
How was Fort Nonsense Built?
(lower left) Gabions and log earthwork construction - Courtesy Library of Congress
(upper right) Abatis and ditch - Courtesy Library of Congress
(lower right) Constructing earthworks by moonlight
Erected 2014 by Virginia Civil WarTrails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 37° 27.992′ N, 76° 26.663′ W. Marker is in North, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker can be reached from Windsor Road (Virginia Route 3) 0.2 miles north of John Clayton Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 14), on the right when traveling north. Located along the walking trail in Fort Nonsense Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North VA 23128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Fortifications (here, next to this marker); By Land And By Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Nonsense (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews County (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War In Mathews County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Clayton, Botanist Civil War In Mathews County (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.