Fort Stanton

Fort Stanton (HMVDY)

Location: Washington, DC 20020
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.491', W 76° 58.977'

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Civil War Defenses of Washington

— 1861 - 1865 —

Earthworks of Fort Stanton are visible in the wooded area 200 yards in front of you.

Fort Stanton from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.

Fort Stanton was named for Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, was the first fort constructed beyond the Anacostia River.

Other Civil War fort locations administered by the National Park Service.

Period photograph of artillerists at an unspecified battery belonging to the Civil War Defenses of Washington: During the Civil War, Washington's forts overlooked farm land.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 327943 N 4302907
Decimal Degrees38.85818333, -76.98295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.491', W 76° 58.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 29.46" N, 76° 58' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600 Morris Rd SE, Washington DC 20020, US
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