Fort Albion Historical

Fort Albion Historical (HM1UBF)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.693', W 75° 59.535'

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In April 1814, during the war of 1812, British
forces commanded by Adm. Sir George Cockburn
established Fort Albion on the southern tip of
Tangier Island. The fort, which included barracks
a hospital, a church, parade grounds, and gardens,
housed hundreds of African Americans who had
gained their freedom by escaping to the British.
Many of them enlisted as Colonial Marines and
received military training here. From this base
the British launched raids up and down the
Chesapeake Bay, including those on Washington
D.C., and Baltimore. March 1815 they left
the island and destroyed the
fort. The site is
now under water.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412679 N 4187219
Decimal Degrees37.82821667, -75.99225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.693', W 75° 59.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 41.58" N, 75° 59' 32.1" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4420-4432 Thomas Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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