Fort Mahan

Fort Mahan (HMV0A)

Location: Washington, DC 20019
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.617', W 76° 56.655'

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Civil War Defenses of Washington

Fort Mahan
Civil War Defenses of Washington

Earthworks of Fort Mahan are visible; follow path at the top of the hill.

Fort Mahan from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.

- Fort Mahan was named after West Point professor Dennis Hart Mahan whose book on fortifications guided construction of the forts around Washington, D.C.

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Other Civil War fort locations administered by the National Park Service.

[Generic series photograph of Fort Circle artillerymen and cannon on a hilltop overlooking rural D.C.:]
During the Civil War, Washington's forts overlooked farm land.
HM NumberHMV0A
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331385 N 4306767
Decimal Degrees38.89361667, -76.94425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.617', W 76° 56.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 37.02" N, 76° 56' 39.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2015 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington DC 20019, US
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