Fort Christiansvaern

Fort Christiansvaern (HM1594)

Location: Christiansted, St Croix 00820 Christiansted
Country: Virgin Islands, U.S.

N 17° 44.814', W 64° 42.132'

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This fort played a vital role in Christiansted's international trade. Built at harbor's edge to protect commercial shipping from pirates and privateers, the fort embodied colonists' fears as well as economic strength. Here were quartered Danish troops whose primary duty was internal security?to safeguard the island against slave insurrections.

Completed in 1749, the fort was named Christiansvaern ("Christian's Defense") in honor of King Christian VI of Denmark-Norway. This masonry fort replaced an earlier earthwork fortification destroyed by hurricane in 1738.

HM NumberHM1594
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 319523 N 1963001
Decimal Degrees17.74690000, -64.70220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 44.814', W 64° 42.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 44' 48.84" N, 64° 42' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Company St, Christiansted St Croix 00820, VI
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