Fort Richardson

Fort Richardson (HMQK6)

Location: Arlington, VA 19901 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.464', W 77° 4.67'

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Defenses of Washington
Fort Richardson

Here is what is left of Fort Richardson, a detached redoubt constructed in September, 1861, to cover the left flank of the newly built Arlington defense line, It was named for General Israel B. Richardson, whose division was then deployed to defend against attack by way of Columbia Turnpike. It had a perimeter of 316 yards and emplacements for 15 guns.
HM NumberHMQK6
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Marker Number16
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319708 N 4303040
Decimal Degrees38.85773333, -77.07783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.464', W 77° 4.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 27.84" N, 77° 4' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-428 Memorial Dr, Arlington VA 19901, US
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