Fort Constitution Area

Fort Constitution Area (HM13W2)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 24.092', W 73° 57.189'

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Fort Constitution, which would have enclosed this area, was intended to be the major fortification for the defense of the Hudson River. In January 1776, after three months of construction, work on the fort was halted, for the fort was considered to be poorly designed, badly located, and unduly expensive. Only the blockhouse, the greatly modified western battery, and the neighboring barracks and storehouse were ever completed. Unlike nearby Marine Battery, none of these structures was rebuilt after being destroyed during the British operations on the Hudson in October 1777.

Sited on the knoll ahead was the octangular or circular log blockhouse, thirty feet in diameter, and "mounted with eight cannon, (four pounders,) pointed out the garret windows, and looks very picturesque" Behind and to the north was a one and a half story barracks, 100 feet long and 20 feet wide.
HM NumberHM13W2
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587505 N 4583861
Decimal Degrees41.40153333, -73.95315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.092', W 73° 57.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 5.52" N, 73° 57' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 Pitcher Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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