Fort Marion

Fort Marion (HMVBW)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.835', W 81° 18.652'

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In 1821, the United States assumed control of Florida and federal troops occupied the fort. It was renamed Ft. Marion, for the Revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox."

In order to modernize the fort's defensives, the east portion of the moat was filled in and modern artillery was installed.

The middle structure in the moat is a "Hot Shot Furnace," used for heating cannon balls to fire at wooden ships.

Ft. Marion remained an active military post until 1800.
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469986 N 3307440
Decimal Degrees29.89725000, -81.31086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.835', W 81° 18.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 50.10" N, 81° 18' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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