Protecting the Nation's CapitalHigh on a bluff, a hundred feet above the Potomac River, twelve heavy guns commanded the approach to the city. Smaller cannon were placed to protect Fort Foote from landward attack. Numerous buildings were constructed to house and support the large garrison of troops that built the fort and manned the big guns.
|Series||This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323786 N 4292968|
|Decimal Degrees||38.76785000, -77.02828333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.071', W 77° 1.697'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 4.26" N, 77° 1' 41.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8901 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, US|
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