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Fort Algernourne W-89 | Marker History

Fort Algernourne Marker, W-89

Near here Captain John Ratcliffe built Fort Algernourne, 1609. In 1614, it was a stockade containing fifty people and seven cannon. In 1632, the fort was rebuilt. It was discontinued after 1667. In 1727, a new fort, Fort George, was ordered built here. This fort was destroyed by a hurricane in 1749.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1928
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Hampton
Physical Description of Location: Hampton, VA 23651. Located on Ingalis Road, 0.75 miles south of the junction of Ingalis Road and East Mercury Blvd (Rt. 143). Marker is on the right when traveling south on Ingalis Road.
GPS Location: 37.002139,-76.311323
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