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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West Martello

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
1. West Martello Marker
Inscription. This structure is one of three Civil War era forts in Key West. They were built as a defensive chain around the island and support for Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. No cannons were ever fired and no soldier died in battle at this fortification. Much of the structure was dismantled and used as fill for Fort Taylor in the 1890s. While primarily abandoned throughout the years the fort saw military use during the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
-Circa 1862-

 
Erected by Key West Garden Club. (Marker Number 54.)
 
Location. 24° 32.845′ N, 81° 47.165′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and White Street, on the left when traveling south on Atlantic Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Atlantic Boulevard., Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Cemetery at Higgs Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Eduardo H. Gato House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Southernmost Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); The History of the Southernmost Point
West Martello image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
2. West Martello
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory (approx. mile away); E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (approx. mile away); Convent Of Mary Immaculate (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Also see . . .  History - West Martello Tower. Key West Garden Club (Submitted on July 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
West Martello image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
3. West Martello
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
5. West Martello
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
6. West Martello sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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