First Fort

First Fort (HM3GH)

Location: Beaufort, SC 20664 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.841', W 80° 40.238'

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On or near this site in the settlement known as Stuart Town stood the "Tight Watch House" erected in 1683-4. After the destruction of the town by the Spanish in 1686 it was replaced by a fort, approximately 100 feet square defended by "9 Great Guns" known as the Beaufort Fort after 1710. It was the main defense of the area until Fort Frederick was erected in 1735.
HM NumberHM3GH
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Beaufort County Historical Society series
Placed ByBeaufort County Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530964 N 3588223
Decimal Degrees32.43068333, -80.67063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.841', W 80° 40.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 50.46" N, 80° 40' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9439 Overlook Cir, Beaufort SC 20664, US
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