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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Old Fort Severn

 
 
Site of Old Fort Severn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 10, 2008
1. Site of Old Fort Severn Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1808.
Transferred to the Navy Department 1845.
Demolished 1909.
In memory of men who served at Fort Severn during the War of 1812.

 
Erected 1957 by the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 38° 58.909′ N, 76° 28.872′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Cooper Road 0.1 miles south of Santee Road. Touch for map. This marker is onboard the U.S. Naval Academy, on the northeast wall of Bancroft Hall's Fifth Wing, near the Scott Natatorium and the Wesley Brown Field House. It is about 0.3 miles north of the Academy's visitor entrance (Gate 1). Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy ( here, next to this marker); Norman Scott Natatorium ( a few steps from this marker); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN ( within shouting distance of this marker); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale
Markers at Bancrot Hall, NE image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 10, 2008
2. Markers at Bancrot Hall, NE
( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butler in Annapolis ( about 400 feet away); Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart" ( about 400 feet away); British 24 Pounder ( about 500 feet away); HMS Confiance Cannon ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
More about this marker. Visitors will need to show a picture identification to visit the Naval Academy. Parking may be restricted in the area, but the marker should be accessible to pedestrians.
 
Additional comments.
1.
Fort Severn was the original home of the U.S. Naval Academy. It was demolished in 1909 to make way for Bancroft Hall which is still the largest dormitory structure in the world.
    — Submitted May 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Bancroft Hall, Naval Academy, Severn River.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMan-Made FeaturesMilitaryNotable BuildingsWar of 1812
 
The Fifth Wing of Bancroft Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
3. The Fifth Wing of Bancroft Hall
with Three Fort Severn markers
Fort Severn, early 1800s. image. Click for full size.
4. Fort Severn, early 1800s.
From the USNA Virtual Tour <http://www.usna.edu/VirtualTour/150years/images/5848.jpg>
Fort Severn Spoon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2013
5. Fort Severn Spoon
Old Fort Severn represented in the bowl of a souvenir spoon in the USNA museum, Preble Hall
Fort Servern<br>1808-1909 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
6. Fort Servern
1808-1909
Stone Marker on the wall of Bancroft Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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