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Castle Williams

 
 
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By R. C., July 18, 2009
1. Castle Williams Marker
Inscription. With walls forty feet high and eight feet thick, this red sandstone bastion bristled with over one hundred cannon when it was completed in 1811. Named after its designer, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams, it has also been nicknamed the "Cheesebox" because of its circular shape. Castle Williams, with its twin fort Castle Clinton in the Battery, was built to guard the waterway between Governor's Island and New York City. Together, these forts provided such a formidable defense that the British fleet never attempted to attack New York City during the War of 1812. Today, it is under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard.
 
Erected 1976 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 41.557′ N, 74° 1.139′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Hay Road and Andes Road on Hay Road. Touch for map. Located on the Northwest point of Governors Island off of Hay Road. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Castle Williams (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Castle Williams (within
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2. Castle Williams Marker
Marker is on the Northeast corner of the castle near the bike rack.
shouting distance of this marker); Early North American Colonist Remains (within shouting distance of this marker); Group Effort (within shouting distance of this marker); Across the Harbor: Remembering September 11th (within shouting distance of this marker); McKim, Meade & White, Architects of Governors Island (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andes Road (about 500 feet away); Governors Island History in Brief (about 500 feet away).
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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3. Inside Castle Williams
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4. Inside Castle Williams
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5. Inside Castle Williams
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6. Inside Castle Williams
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7. Castle Williams
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 10, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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