North American Fortifications
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FORT HOWARD

Park & V.A. Hospital
North Point - Edgemere area
Baltimore County, Maryland

(1896 - 1940)

This is NOT an official website for Ft. Howard.
Please do not e-mail this website about events at this park.
For park information call (410)887-7529.

NEW TO THIS SITE:
References of guns/carriages to Mark Berhow's "American Seacoast Defenses:
A Reference Guide" Second Edition, CDSG Press 2004, which will aid you in your
personal research.

Note on GPS coordinates for most of the featured sites:
I used WGS 84 except where noted by "USCGS" or "USACE."
Those marked "USCGS" or "USACE" use NAD 83 and are listed at
http://www.geocaching.com/mark/.
The accuracy between WGS 84 and NAD 83 is slightly off,
but should not cause you any difficulties in finding locations
since many GPS devices allow you to switch between them.

An Endicott period fort named in honor of Colonel John Eager Howard, a distinguished officer of the Maryland Line during the Revolution. It is located on North Point at the Patapsco River entrance. Batteries here are Battery Key (1900 - 1927), Battery Stricker (1899 - 1918), Battery Nicholson (1900 - 1927), Battery Harris (1900 - 1917), Battery Clagett (1901 - 1920), and Battery Lazear (1900 - 1920), which was destroyed. A Veterans Affairs hospital has occupied the post garrison area of the fort since 1940. This was the chief defense and harbor headquarters for Baltimore during this time. Remnants of two mine towers still remain, and two fire-control towers still existed until 1980.

PHOTO GALLERY

BALTIMORE HARBOR MAP & LINKS


Satellite Images of Fort Howard
courtesy of Microsoft TerraServer

This is NOT an official website for Ft. Howard.
Please do not e-mail this website about events at this park.
For park information call (410)887-7529.

Launched: May 11, 2001

last updated: 31 January 2008

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