Fort Howell

Fort Howell (HMXN5)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 14.056', W 80° 41.526'

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This Civil War fort, named for Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell (1806-1864), was built by the U.S. Army to defend Hilton Head Island and the nearby freedmen's village of Mitchelville from potential Confederate raids or expeditions. That village, just east of here, had been established by Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel in the fall of 1862 and was named for him after his death.
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This fort was an enclosed pentagonal earthwork with a 23' high parapet and emplacements for up to 27 guns. It was built from August to November 1864 by the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry and the 144th N.Y. Infantry. Though Fort Howell never saw action, it is significant for its design and its structural integrity. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
HM NumberHMXN5
Marker Number7-34
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Hilton Head Island Land Trust, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 529008 N 3566444
Decimal Degrees32.23426667, -80.69210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.056', W 80° 41.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 3.36" N, 80° 41' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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