Firepower on the Potomac

Firepower on the Potomac (HM51Z)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.484', W 77° 1.713'

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Fort Washington Park

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Three pair of these large 10-inch caliber disappearing guns were the key feature of the 1890s river defense system. Each weapon could direct its 650-pound projectile at enemy ships within a seven-mile range. Battery Humphries is one of three similar structures located at Fort Washington Park.

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Fort Washington is the site of the first permanent fort constructed between 1814-1824 to guard the Potomac River approach to our Nation's Capital. Today, the park offers many recreational opportunities and programs. Explore the historic sites and enjoy the natural areas of this 341-acre reserve.

At the visitor center, rangers are on duty to answer questions. Brochures and publications are available to help you enjoy your visit. Tours of the historic fort and special programs are offered on a regular schedule.
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HM NumberHM51Z
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Placed ByFort Washington Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323616 N 4286334
Decimal Degrees38.70806667, -77.02855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.484', W 77° 1.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 29.04" N, 77° 1' 42.78" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13319 Queens Ln, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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