Castle Williams

Castle Williams (HMG4X)

Location: New York, NY 11231 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.557', W 74° 1.139'

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With walls forty feet high and eight feet thick, this red sandstone bastion bristled with over one hundred cannon when it was completed in 1811. Named after its designer, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams, it has also been nicknamed the "Cheesebox" because of its circular shape. Castle Williams, with its twin fort Castle Clinton in the Battery, was built to guard the waterway between Governor's Island and New York City. Together, these forts provided such a formidable defense that the British fleet never attempted to attack New York City during the War of 1812. Today, it is under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard.
HM NumberHMG4X
Year Placed1976
Placed ByNew York Community Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582887 N 4505098
Decimal Degrees40.69261667, -74.01898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.557', W 74° 1.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 33.42" N, 74° 1' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Governors Is, New York NY 11231, US
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