Fort Howard

Fort Howard (HM1AMK)

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

N 39° 11.944', W 76° 26.847'

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Built here in 1896 to defend Baltimore from possible naval attack. Named for Col. John Eager Howard, Revolutionary hero. Five coastal artillery batteries bore names of Col. Davis Harris; Francis Scott Key; Judge Joseph H. Nicholson; Brig. Gen. John Stricker. A sixth battery honored Dr. Jesse W. Lazear of Baltimore who gave his life in 1900 to further Yellow Fever research. Fort remained under Army command until 1940 but its guns were never fired in anger.
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Placed ByPatapsco Neck Bicentennial Committee, Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375012 N 4339865
Decimal Degrees39.19906667, -76.44745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.944', W 76° 26.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 56.64" N, 76° 26' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9561-9569 Gettysburg Ave, Edgemere MD 21052, US
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