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Christiansted in St Croix, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Fort Christiansvaern

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
1. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
Inscription. This fort played a vital role in Christianstedís international trade. Built at harborís edge to protect commercial shipping from pirates and privateers, the fort embodied colonistsí fears as well as economic strength. Here were quartered Danish troops whose primary duty was internal securityÖto safeguard the island against slave insurrections.

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);

Fort Christiansvaern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
2. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
The Jacob Lindberg House (approx. half a mile away); Native American Village and Ceremonial Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Millennium Monument (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fort Frederik (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiansted.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Christiansvaern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 26, 2012
3. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
Fort Christiansvaern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 26, 2012
4. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
Rooftop of the Fort
Fort Christiansvaern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
5. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
Fort Christiansvaern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
6. Fort Christiansvaern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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