Fort Donelson National BattlefieldFort Henry is part of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Located 12 miles west of Fort Donelson on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River, Fort Henry was a five-sided, open-bastioned earthen fort designed to guard against Union ship traffic. The fort was, however, vulnerable to infantry attacks and spring flooding, and easily fell to the powerful Union gunboat flotilla during the February 6, 1862, attack. Fort Henry's remains now lie beneath the waters of Kentucky Lake, created when the Tennessee River was dammed in the 1930s. The outer defenses, however, remain above water and are still visible. The Civil War Sites Advisory Commission has designated Fort Henry as one of the Civil War's principal battlefields.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:06pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 408156 N 4040599|
|Decimal Degrees||36.50633333, -88.02561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 30.38', W 88° 1.537'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 30' 22.8" N, 88° 1' 32.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Forest Service Rd 232, Dover TN 37058, US|
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