West Martello

West Martello (HM1LQ2)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 32.845', W 81° 47.165'

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This structure is one of three Civil War era forts in Key West. They were built as a defensive chain around the island and support for Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. No cannons were ever fired and no soldier died in battle at this fortification. Much of the structure was dismantled and used as fill for Fort Taylor in the 1890s. While primarily abandoned throughout the years the fort saw military use during the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
-Circa 1862-
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HM NumberHM1LQ2
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Marker Number54
Placed ByKey West Garden Club
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Date Added Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 420386 N 2715062
Decimal Degrees24.54741667, -81.78608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 32.845', W 81° 47.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 32' 50.7" N, 81° 47' 9.9" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1068-1072 Atlantic Blvd, Key West FL 33040, US
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