Completed in 1749, the fort was named Christiansvaern (“Christianís Defense”) in honor of King Christian VI of Denmark-Norway. This masonry fort replaced an earlier earthwork fortification destroyed by hurricane in 1738.
Location. 17° 44.814′ N, 64° 42.132′ W. Marker is in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, in St Croix. Marker is on Hospital Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Christiansted National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansted VI 00820, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danish Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Steeple Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiansted Wharf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12 King Street (approx. ľ mile away);
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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