Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne (HM99Z)

Location: Detroit, MI 48209 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 17.986', W 83° 5.838'

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No hostile shots have ever been fired from this star-shaped fort built in the 1840s to guard against a British invasion from Canada which never came. This third bastion to protect the river approach to the city was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne who accepted the surrender of Detroit from the British in 1796. It was a mobilization center for Union troops during the Civil War. Regiments from Fort Wayne served in the Indian conflicts, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. An active post in the 1920s, it housed a Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. Fort Wayne was a wartime supply depot in World War II and an induction center during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Deactivated by the federal government in 1967, it now operates as a military museum under the auspices of the Detroit Historical Commission.
HM NumberHM99Z
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0182
Year Placed1977
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 327120 N 4685189
Decimal Degrees42.29976667, -83.09730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 17.986', W 83° 5.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 17' 59.16" N, 83° 5' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6325 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit MI 48209, US
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