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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Tar

 
 
Fort Tar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Tar Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Fort Tar, built to guard the approach to the city from the west, sit≠u≠ated on the out≠skirts of Norfolk, near Armisteadís Bridge, which spanned Glebe Creek nearby. It served with Forts Barbour, Norfolk, and Nelson to pro≠tect Norfolk and Portsmouth from inva≠sion by the British in the War of 1812.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Location. 36° 51.526′ N, 76° 17.221′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Monticello Avenue (U.S. 460) north of East Virginia Beach Boulevard (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Point Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pauline Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,242 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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