Fort Nonsense

Fort Nonsense (HM1779)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21402 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.258', W 76° 28.138'

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Fort Nonsense has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is the last remaining fortification of several constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries to defend Annapolis and its waterways. It is a "redoubt" or small, independent earthen site designed for flexible military use. Its origin and unusual name are a mystery, but records show it was built in the early 19th century. It may have been a lookout point for Fort Madison, a masonry structure along the banks of the Severn River. There is no record of combat at Fort Nonsense or at any of the Annapolis forts.
HM NumberHM1779
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372774 N 4316430
Decimal Degrees38.98763333, -76.46896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.258', W 76° 28.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 15.48" N, 76° 28' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-9 Kinkaid Rd, Annapolis MD 21402, US
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