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Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Macon

 
 
Fort Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Fort Macon Marker
Inscription. Built by U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1826-34. Good example of brick fort. Seized by Confederates, April 14, 1861. Scene of battle, April 25, 1862.
 
Erected 1962 by Archives and Highway Departments and Confederate Centennial Commission. (Marker Number CCC-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 34° 41.849′ N, 76° 40.66′ W. Marker is in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on East Fort Macon Road, in the median. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot at Fort Macon State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bogue Banks Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Macon Coast Guard Station (about 300 feet away); World War II Defenses (about 300 feet away); Officers Quarters at Fort Macon (about 300 feet away); Fort Macon in the 1920s and 1930s
Fort Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Fort Macon Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Military Post of Fort Macon in the Nineteenth Century (about 300 feet away); Cistern (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Macon, including siege operations in March-April 1862, by markers.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Macon State Park. A history of the fort. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Macon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. Fort Macon
Looking over the fort's moat at the sally port. The fort used masonry construction with earth fill, in the architectural style of the time. During the great depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps rebuilt portions of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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