Fort Howard

Fort Howard (HMQM)

Location: Edgemere, MD 21052 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.878', W 76° 26.588'

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The Bulldog at Baltimore's Gate

Fort Howard had its beginning when the U. S. Government began to purchase land for the post in 1896. Its location at the mouth of the Patapsco River, was excellent for its purpose, the defense of the City of Baltimore from naval attack. Until April 4, 1900, it was known only as the North Point Military Reservation. On that date, the Fort was named in honor of Col. John Eager Howard, a distinguished soldier of the Maryland Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. Fort Howard was to become the headquarters for the coastal defenses of Baltimore. Under its command were Forts Smallwood, Armistead, and Carroll. Fort Howard's first troops arrived on June 27 1899 and her last garrison left the post in August 1940, when the V. A. acquired title to the property.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:36am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375382 N 4339737
Decimal Degrees39.19796667, -76.44313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.878', W 76° 26.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 52.68" N, 76° 26' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8900-8998 General Stricker Way, Edgemere MD 21052, US
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