From Military Base to National Park

From Military Base to National Park (HM21TA)

Location: Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.588', W 79° 51.416'

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From Military Base to National Park

In 1947, Fort Moultrie Military Reservation was closed as static seacoast defensive positions became obsolete. While Fort Sumter became a National Monument in 1948, Fort Moultrie and the rest of the reservation was divided up and either transferred to state and local governments or sold in lots to the public.

Following the military's departure, the Town of Sullivan's Island prospered into the coastal island community you visit today. Fort Moultrie, on the other hand, was relatively forgotten and abandoned.

In 1960, the state of South Carolina transferred Fort Moultrie to the National Park Service as a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. The site was initially opened as a National Park unit on April 1, 1963. Ten years later the fort went through a major restoration project in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the American Revolution.
On June 28, 1976, Fort Moultrie officially reopened to the public, with the addition of a visitor center across the street.

The National Park Service's mission is to preserve and protect unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

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HM NumberHM21TA
Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 607071 N 3625236
Decimal Degrees32.75980000, -79.85693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.588', W 79° 51.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 35.28" N, 79° 51' 24.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Palmetto St, Sullivan's Island SC 29482, US
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