The Fort at Horn Point

The Fort at Horn Point (HM3AV)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21403 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.386', W 76° 28.611'

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Near here, at the end of Eastern Avenue, is the site of one of three forts built to defend Annapolis Harbor from British raids during the Revolutionary War.

Built in 1776, the fort had major defenses of trenches, earthen ramparts and fifteen cannons. In 1781, when Lafayette was stationed at Annapolis, his troops made the fort fully operational. The trenches provided cover for troop movements between the ramparts and the water's edge.

During the Civil War, the fort served as a hospital for Union soldiers recovering from smallpox. No trace of the fort remains today.

Text with upper-left photo: An artist's concept of the fort at Horn Point after 1794.

Text with main photo: Lafayette's troops camped some distance from the fort on Benjamin Ogle's Horn Point Farm, at the near end of the Spa Creek drawbridge.
HM NumberHM3AV
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372065 N 4314828
Decimal Degrees38.97310000, -76.47685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.386', W 76° 28.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 23.16" N, 76° 28' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 703, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14 Chesapeake Landing, Annapolis MD 21403, US
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