Near Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Defenses of Washington
by 1864, a system of earthen fortifications had been completed. The forts were well garrisoned and armed with large numbers of guns of diverse sizes and calibers.
The war ended in the spring of 1865, and a year later all but a few forts were abandoned and their brief service ended.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 46.103′ N, 77° 1.774′ W. Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Fort Foote Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located inside the Fort Foote National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 15-inch Rodman Smoothbore (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Depression Carriage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Fort Foote (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Foote (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Fine Improvable Marsh (approx. 0.9 miles away in Virginia); Anatomy of a Tidal Marsh (approx. 1.1 miles away in Virginia); A Place to Rest—or Nest (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is an 1865 map of Washington's fort system.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Foote. National Park Service site providing a short history of the fort. (Submitted on May 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Fort Foote Virtual Tour by Markers. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.