Fort Nonsense

Fort Nonsense (HM4LV)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.634', W 74° 29.285'

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To protect his army and supplies from a British attack, General George Washington ordered the construction of a small fortification on the hill overlooking Morristown during the Spring of 1777. This became known as the "upper redoubt" and included a "guardhouse sufficient to contain 30 men?" As it turned out, the British never came and the fortification was never called on to defend the town.

The name "Fort Nonsense" first appeared after the war. It was said that the fort was called "Nonsense" because it was built to keep troops busy. This is probably untrue as Washington, throughout the war, demonstrated the military value of holding the high ground.
HM NumberHM4LV
Placed ByMorristown National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 543186 N 4516004
Decimal Degrees40.79390000, -74.48808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.634', W 74° 29.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 38.04" N, 74° 29' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Washington Pl, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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