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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Algernourne

 
 
Fort Algernourne Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Fort Algernourne Marker
Inscription.  Near here Captain John Ratcliffe built Fort Algernourne, 1609. In 1614, it was a stockade containing fifty people and seven cannon. In 1632, the fort was rebuilt. It was discontinued after 1667. In 1727, a new fort, Fort George, was ordered built here. This fort was destroyed by a hurricane in 1749.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-89.)
 
Location. 37° 0.128′ N, 76° 18.679′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Ingalls Road 0.1 miles south of Ruckman Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Cistern (about 400 feet away); Eprouvette Mortar (about 400 feet away); 12-Pounder Howitzer (about 400 feet away); Lantaka (about 500 feet away); John Mitchel
Wide view of the Fort Algernourne Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the Fort Algernourne Marker
(about 500 feet away); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Regarding Fort Algernourne. The precise location of Fort Algernourne is unknown. Written accounts place the landside wall of Fort George in the approximate location of Fort Monroe's seaside wall and moat.
Algernon is the frequently used alternate spelling for the fort's name.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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