Colonial Fort

Colonial Fort (HM4TI)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22307
Country: United States of America

N 38° 46.763', W 77° 3.111'

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Nearby at John Mathew's land on Hunting Creek, Governor William Berkeley constructed a fort authorized by the Virginia House of Burgesses on 21 Sept. 1674. Militiamen from Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland Counties garrisoned the fort under command of Capt. Peter Knight. The fort defended the northern frontier of the colony against the Susquehannocks and other Indian groups. Berkeley planned for it and other forts to serve as buffers and thereby enable the English and the Indians to coexist peacefully. Some colonists, especially those led by Nathaniel Bacon, favored a more aggressive approach. As a result, Bacon's Rebellion erupted in 1675-1676.
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HM NumberHM4TI
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Marker NumberE-70
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321767 N 4294294
Decimal Degrees38.77938333, -77.05185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.763', W 77° 3.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 45.78" N, 77° 3' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9528 Mt Vernon Trail, Alexandria VA 22307, US
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