Gloucester in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Location. 42° 36.318′ N, 70° 40.589′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) and Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Stage Fort Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Memorial Cape Ann Settlement (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Settlement of Cape Ann (about 600 feet away); Nathaniel Warner Company Monument (about 700 feet away); Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden (approx. ¼ mile away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Regarding Stage Fort Fisherman's Field. Stage Fort, the oldest fort of the Massachussetts Bay Colony, is located on the western side of Gloucester Harbor. The site was used until the Spanish-American War. During the Civil War it was renamed Fort Conant. It was also known as Fort Banks, Fort Cross, and Fort Allen. It was restored with mounted display cannon in 1973.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
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