El Castillo Site

El Castillo Site (HM16VL)

Location: Monterey, CA 08825 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.364', W 121° 53.719'

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This old Spanish fort began as eleven guns behind a crude parapet of logs overlooking the anchorage of Monterey Bay in 1972. The battery was strengthen and enlarged over the years and served as the principal fort in Monterey for both the Spanish and the Mexicans. It was later replaced by the larger fort farther up the hill at the beginning of the American Era in 1848. The El Castillo site was excavated by archeologists in 1967 and re-covered with earth to protect it.
HM NumberHM16VL
Marker Number7
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598796 N 4051741
Decimal Degrees36.60606667, -121.89531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.364', W 121° 53.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 21.84" N, 121° 53' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Artillery St, Monterey CA 08825, US
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