Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore (city) County MD

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Cultural Feature (Park) in Baltimore (city) County

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is a cultural feature (park) in Baltimore (city) County. The primary coordinates for Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine places it within the MD 21230 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - Maps, Driving Directions & Local Area Information

Feature Name: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Category: Maryland physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Park
Description: Located in the Patapsco River between the community of Sparrows Point and Hawkins Point, 11.3 km (7 mi) southeast of downtown Baltimore.
History: Named for James McHenry (1753-1816), who was born in Ireland and emigrated to America in 1771. He served as a military surgeon in the Revolutionary War, and later became secretary to George Washington. He also served as Secretary of War until 1800. Fort McHenry, now a national monument and park, was the first project of the Baltimore Army engineers, later the Corp of Engineers. This site was originally called Fort Whetstone for its location on Whetstone Point. The star shaped fort was designed by Frenchman Jean Focin and was the site of the Battle of Baltimore, where the Americans held back the invading British army. It was at the end of this battle that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the "Star Spangled Banner". Although the fort was militarily active for about 100 years afterward, the War of 1812 was the only time Fort McHenry came under attack. Fort McHenry became a National Park on 3 March 1925 and is distinguished as the only site designated a National Monument and an Historic Shrine, which came about on 11 August 1939. (US-T121)
County: Baltimore (city) County
Latitude: 39.2639531
Longitude: -76.5804416
GNIS ID: 595218
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