Fort Ethan Allen

Fort Ethan Allen (HMUZ)

Location: Arlington, VA 22207 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.424', W 77° 7.494'

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Historical Site
Defenses of Washington
1861-1865
Fort Ethan Allen

This embankment was the south face of Fort Ethan Allen, a bastioned earthwork built in September 1861 to command all the approaches to Chain Bridge south of Pimmit Run. The fort had a perimeter of 736 yards with emplacements for 39 guns. The embankments which still remain were the south face less the west bastion; an interior bombproof shelter for protection against artillery fire from Hall's Hill; The magazine and guard house near the north face; and part of the east face.
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HM NumberHMUZ
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Marker Number7
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315794 N 4310459
Decimal Degrees38.92373333, -77.12490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.424', W 77° 7.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 25.44" N, 77° 7' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4331-4399 N Old Glebe Rd, Arlington VA 22207, US
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