Fort Howell - 1864

Fort Howell - 1864 (HM447)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.056', W 80° 41.526'

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An excellent example of the defensive earthworks common to the civil War era, Fort Howell was constructed by Union Forces occupying Hilton Head Island and was one of the final fortifications to be built during the war.The men of the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry Volunteers labored to complete the fort in the fall of 1864. Its purpose to protect Mitchelville, a freedman's town of newly emancipated slaves, which lay just down the road from this spot.

Fort Howell was deeded to the Hilton Head Island Land Trust in 1993 to insure its public preservation as an historic site for current and future generations to enjoy.
HM NumberHM447
Year Placed1993
Placed ByHilton Head Island Trust, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 529008 N 3566444
Decimal Degrees32.23426667, -80.69210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.056', W 80° 41.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 3.36" N, 80° 41' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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