Fort Barlee

Fort Barlee (HM1ZEO)

Location: Corozal, Corozal District
Country: Belize

N 18° 23.533', W 88° 23.198'

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Corozal Town Historical Walk

Fort Barlee
Fort Barlee was constructed in Corozal Town by Lieutenant Governor Frederick Palgrave Barlee (pictured here) in the late 1870's. The fort was built to protect British
interests and Yucatecan settlers in Corozal during the latter years of the Guerra de Las Castas (Caste Wars) that was waged by the Cruzob (Santa Cruz) Maya in Yucatan Mexico and northern Belize. The fort had four gun turrets made of red bricks and wooden palisades that spanned the distance between the turrets. The bricks were originally used as ballast by ships that travelled from Great Britain to the West Indies and Belize. On their return, the ships were filled with mahogany and logwood.Soldiers stationed at the fort were members of the British West India Regiment who mostly came from Jamaica and Barbados. At Fort Barlee, British Honduras was witness to some of the rare military incidences that helped shaped this country into what it is today.The Corozal Public Hospital, along with doctors' and nurses' quarters was built inside the former compound in the early 1900's and was in use until Hurricane Janet in 1955 destroyed the structures. In the late 1950's government administrative buildings were
constructed and are currently in use. Fort Barlee is the last standing fort in Belize.
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HM NumberHM1ZEO
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Placed ByNational Institute of Culture and History (NICH)
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Date Added Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 353523 N 2034139
Decimal Degrees18.39221667, -88.38663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 23.533', W 88° 23.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 23' 31.98" N, 88° 23' 11.88" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5th Ave, Corozal Corozal District , BZ
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