Fort Montego History

Fort Montego History (HM1QL4)

Location: Montego Bay, Saint James Parish
Country: Jamaica
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N 18° 28.709', W 77° 55.563'

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The fort was originally built in 1750; it was then known as Fort Frederick, later as Fort George. Fort Montego designed by European engineers, was built by enslaved Jamaicans to guard the town of Montego Bay.Built in the shape of a polygon, the traditional shape of forts, it had a battery armed with cannons and a barracks to house 100 men. It also had an armoury for weapons and ammunition as well as a small hospital with 40 beds. It was last manned in 1832.
HM NumberHM1QL4
Placed ByJamaica National Heritage Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18Q E 190978 N 2045626
Decimal Degrees18.47848333, -77.92605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 28.709', W 77° 55.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 28' 42.54" N, 77° 55' 33.78" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort St, Montego Bay Saint James Parish , JM
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