Fort Monroe History

Fort Monroe History (HM1YLE)

Location: Hampton, VA 23651
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 0.173', W 76° 18.218'

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Fort Monroe History
Fort Monroe, decommissioned in 2011, provided coastal defense to the Chesapeake Bay and served as an artillery school for the Army from the early 1800s through the end of World War ll. During that time, the Army fired unknown numbers of cannonballs, Parrott rounds and other ammunition from the Fort and built mines for use in the harbor. Discarded military munitions, including explosives and potentially dangerous artillery components, likely remain throughout the site and adjacent offshore areas.

If you see something suspicious on the ground, it may be munitions. Picking up munitions or metal scrap can result in injury. If you encounter anything suspicious, remember the 3 R's:
Munitions are dangerous!
Do not touch or disturb!
Note location and call 911

Fort Monroe is a National Historic Monument. For your safety and to protect cultural resources, the use of metal detectors is prohibited by federal and state law.

For more information, contact the Fort Monroe Authority at 757-637-7778

4-Inch Solid Shot Cannonball
12-Inch Cannonball
Various Cannonballs
Incendiary Debris
Parrott Round
Cannon and Cannonball
Placed ByFort Monroe Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384009 N 4095986
Decimal Degrees37.00288333, -76.30363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.173', W 76° 18.218'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 10.38" N, 76° 18' 13.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Gulick Dr, Hampton VA 23651, US
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