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Forts that served man in "War and Peace" can be found all around the world.
-The aim of this category is to find and log the many Forts that remain intact or have been restored.
Expanded Description:

Old 'Forts' can be found in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and even on many Islands.
There are 'Forts' that were erected for defensive purposes, or as in Africa for the trading of slaves for which the term 'Slave Castles' has also been used as they also had luxurious apartments within them.
The Portuguese were the most prolific builders of Forts' but the French, Dutch, Danes and English were all in the Fort-owning business.
UNESCO has classified fifteen of these 'Forts' and 'Castles' as 'World Heritage Sites'

Your 'Waymark' must only be of 'Standing' or 'Restored' Forts, not parts of an old fort.--> NO RUINS! <--
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  • These must be actual visits and photographs by you to the 'Fort' you are waymarking, but may include borrowed photos and excerpts from other sources to further enhance your page.
  • An actual photograph of the "Fort" and remaining buildings and a sign with the name of the "Historic Fort" must be posted on the 'Waymark' page as well as the 'History' of the 'Fort' you are submitting.
  • If the Fort is open to the public a minimum of 1 inside photograph must also be added to the gallery or Waymark page. Be as explicit as you can to make your 'Waymark' interesting or even outstanding.
  • Heading to be posted to look like this--> "NAME OF THE FORT" - City or location.<--
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  • Please post a photo if you visited this "Waymark" and describe your impressions of your visit or anything that might be of use to future visitors or viewers that hasn't been included in this 'Waymark'.
    A "Visited" only will be deleted A.S.A.P.
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    • The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.
    • Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort"
    • Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?
    • What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?
    • Current condition
    • This site is administered by ----
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    • Open to the public?
    • Official or advertised web-page
    • Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort"
    • Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi
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    Image for Fort Janesville - Janesville, CAview gallery
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    Historic FortsFort Janesville - Janesville, CA

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    The only reminder of a fort here is a an official California Historical Marker located on the property of a current church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsChateau de Castelnaud - Dordogne - France

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    Le château de Castelnaud, classé Monument Historique en 1966, domine la vallée de la Dordogne et offre un magnifique panorama sur les sites de Beynac, Marqueyssac et La Roque-Gageac.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pilouille

    location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    date approved: 4/5/2015

    last visited: 4/5/2015

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    Historic FortsFort Scaur -- Somerset Island, Sandys Par. BM

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    Fort Scaur dominates Scaur Hill on Somerset Island

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Bermuda

    date approved: 3/9/2015

    last visited: 2/22/2015

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    Historic FortsGates Fort -- St George's parish BM

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    Gates Fort, also known earlier as Towne Cut Fort and Danvers Fort, was built in 1626 to guard the entrance to St. George's Harbour

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Bermuda

    date approved: 3/3/2015

    last visited: 2/20/2015

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    Historic FortsAlexandra Battery -- St. George's Parish BM

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    The Alexandra Battery is one of many MANY historic forts on the beautiful island of Bermuda

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Bermuda

    date approved: 3/3/2015

    last visited: 2/20/2015

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    Historic FortsFort Gaines -- Dauphin Island, AL

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    Fort Gaines is a well-preserved star fort on Dauphin Island that has guarded Mobile Bay since 1821.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/1/2015

    last visited: 4/1/2019

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    Historic FortsFort Saint Jean Baptiste SHS -- Natchitoches LA

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    Fort Saint Jean Baptiste SHS in Natchitoches LA preserves the early French fort built soon after the founding of the city of Natchitoches. The Fort is located on El Camino Real, the famous Sapnish "King's Highway"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Louisiana

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: 12/26/2014

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    Historic FortsFort Steuben - Steubenville, Ohio

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    Fort Steuben was a fortification erected in present day Steubenville, Ohio in the 18th century to provide protection from Indians for the first surveyors to venture into the Northwest Territory.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker

    location: Ohio

    date approved: 12/3/2014

    last visited: 10/15/2014

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    Historic FortsTower of David - Jerusalem, Israel

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    The Tower of David that stands now actually dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. it has served as a citadel for many different military forces throughout the centuries.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Israel

    date approved: 11/23/2014

    last visited: 12/28/2013

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    Historic FortsFort de Chatel-sur-Moselle-Lorraine,France

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    L’un des plus impressionnantes forteresses de France. One of the most impressive fortresses in France.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

    location: Grand-Est, France

    date approved: 11/17/2014

    last visited: 3/7/2015

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    Historic FortsMelechovská tvrz - Kouty, Czech Republic

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    Melechovská tvrz u obce Kouty // Melechov fortress at the Kouty town

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

    date approved: 11/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsFortress of Guaita - San Marino

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    The Guaita fortress was built in the 11th century.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: San Marino

    date approved: 11/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsFort Rodman - New Bedford, MA

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    Fort Rodman is located at the end of Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA. The area around the fort is now a park, the fort its self is NOT open to the public.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 11/1/2014

    last visited: 9/4/2014

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    Historic FortsCité de Carcassonne - Languedoc-Roussillon - France

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    The Cité de Carcassonne is a medieval citadel located in the French city of Carcassonne. From the list of military buildings in France it was around 1850 deleted.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KaPsTeam

    location: Occitanie, France

    date approved: 11/1/2014

    last visited: 12/7/2014

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    Historic FortsZwinger - Buxtehude, Niedersachsen, Germany

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    Der Buxtehuder Zwinger aus dem 13. Jhd.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bubi68

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 9/22/2014

    last visited: 12/13/2014

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    Historic FortsMalé pevnostní mesto Terezín / Former military fortress Terezín - Czech Republic

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    Malé pevnostní mesto Terezín / Former military fortress Terezín

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia

    date approved: 9/9/2014

    last visited: 5/24/2014

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    Historic FortsFronte Lamotte Historic Fort - Germersheim, Germany

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    Erbaut zwischen 1834 und 1861 auf Anordnung Ludwigs I.ist die Festungsanlage Germersheim die größte bairische außerhalb Bayerns. / Buildt between 1834 and 1861 on the orders of Ludwig I Germersheim is the largest Bavarian fortress outside Bavaria.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 8/26/2014

    last visited: 8/27/2014

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    Historic FortsL'ouaisne Tower - St. Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands

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    This tower was built around 1780 to defend the island of Jersey against French invasion.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

    location: Jersey

    date approved: 8/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsFort George - Cayman Islands

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    Fort George stands on the corner of Harbour Drive and Fort Street in George Town

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

    location: Cayman Islands

    date approved: 7/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsFort Oelegem - Belgium

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    Historic fort, part of "Stelling van Antwerpen"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

    location: Antwerpen, Belgium

    date approved: 6/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Historic FortsFort Connah - Charlo, Montana

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    On the east side of Highway 93, 3.3 miles south of Highway 212, which leads to Charlo, Montana, is a historical marker. Another half mile east southeast is the site of Fort Connah.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 6/24/2014

    last visited: 6/28/2014

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    Historic FortsFort Vauban de Fouras

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    Fort Vauban de Fouras

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sherpahebbes

    location: Pays de la Loire, France

    date approved: 6/24/2014

    last visited: 1/25/2014

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    Historic FortsCitadelle - Saint Martin de Re,FR

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    La citadelle a été construite pour défendre l'ile mais a pricipalement été utilisée comme prison.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

    location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    date approved: 5/27/2014

    last visited: 1/11/2015

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    Historic Forts"Fort Missoula" - Missoula, MT

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    Established in 1877 as the only permanent military post west of the Continental Divide, Fort Missoula had a long career, outlasting all other Montana forts. Active through two world wars, it was finally decommissioned in 1948, after 71 years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 5/27/2014

    last visited: 7/10/2014

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    Historic FortsBattery Schenck - Ft. Morgan, AL

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    Battery Schenck mounted three 15-pounder Rapid-Fire guns when it was in service.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/5/2014

    last visited: never

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