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Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The “Ghost” Tower

Arsenal Park

 
 
The "Ghost" Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
1. The "Ghost" Tower Marker
Inscription.
The northwest tower (1) was the first of the arsenal's four towers to be built (1839-1840) and initially served as the facility's temporary office. The three-story octagonal towers protruded beyond the corners of the main compound and were a defensive feature that allowed flanking fire along the exterior wall.

The "ghost" tower is a semblance of the original brick tower and enables visitors to understand the scale of these structures.
 
Erected by Museum of the Cape Fear.
 
Location. 35° 3.276′ N, 78° 53.662′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Arsenal Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and tower are in Arsenal Park, on Arsenal Avenue to the immediate west of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (U.S. 401). Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayetteville Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging and Casting [and] Smith's Shops (1839 - 1842) (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine House (1838 - 1848)
The "Ghost" Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
2. The "Ghost" Tower and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Arsenal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arsenal Park (about 300 feet away); Arsenal Stones (about 300 feet away); Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
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Arsenal Diagram on The "Ghost" Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
3. Arsenal Diagram on The "Ghost" Tower Marker
"You Are Here" is the location of the "Ghost" Tower in relation to the arsenal, with U.S. 401 cutting through the heart of the arsenal compound to the east of the tower.
Fayetteville Arsenal Engraving Showing Towers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
4. Fayetteville Arsenal Engraving Showing Towers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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