Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Military Post of Fort Macon in the Nineteenth Century
Of all these structures, only the fort remains today. Most of these structures were wood frame buildings that did not fare well in the coastal environment as the years passed. The last of them were sold as removed in the early 1900s after Fort Macon was abandoned.
(upper right) The railroad from the wharf, looking toward the fort. Supplies and munitions were offloaded from supply vessels at the wharf onto railroad flatcars,
(center right) One of several small cottages outside the fort that served as officer quarters or laundress quarters.
(lower right) A sketch of the Blacksmith Shop made by a Union soldier.
Location. 34° 41.84′ N, 76° 40.724′ W. Marker is in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from East Fort Macon Road (County Route 1190) 3.6 miles east of Atlantic Beach Causeway (County Route 1182). Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Fort Macon State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Macon in the 1920s and 1930s (here, next to this marker); World War II Barracks Area (here, next to this marker); World War II Defenses (a few steps from this marker); Fort Macon Coast Guard Station (a few steps from this marker); Officers Quarters at Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Bogue Banks Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
Also see . . . Fort Macon State Park. N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation (Submitted on September 15, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.