Fort Armstrong

Fort Armstrong (HMM66)

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201 Rock Island County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 31.062', W 90° 33.88'

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Fort Armstrong was built in 1816-1817. Its riverside was protected by limestone bluffs and its other sides were formed in part by the rear walls of barracks and storehouses. Blockhouses, like the replica, stood at three corners. The pyramid of cannon balls to the southwest marks the site of the northeastern blockhouse. The fort was garrisoned by United States troops until May 4, 1836. It served as headquarters for the Sauk and Fox Indian Agent from 1836 to 1838 and as a military depot from 1840 to 1845. It was destroyed by fire in 1855.
HM NumberHMM66
Series This marker is part of the Black Hawk War series, and the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series.
Year Placed1965
Placed ByRock Island County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 703211 N 4599092
Decimal Degrees41.51770000, -90.56466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.062', W 90° 33.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 3.72" N, 90° 33' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)309
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 Rodman Ave, Rock Island IL 61201, US
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