Fort Celeste - New Madrid, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 35.026 W 089° 31.608
16S E 273934 N 4051671
Quick Description: Marker providing information about an early Spanish fort built in New Madrid, Missouri placed as part of Bicentennial project of the local D.A.R chapter.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2013 9:45:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMHQQ8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:

Text of marker

Fort Celeste

In 1789 Fort Celeste was erected by the Spanish government on the bank of the Mississippi at New Madrid.  This fort was named in honor of the wife of Governor Mire of Louisiana. All vessels using the river were stopped at this point for payment of duty and search of cargo, this was the home of the Spanish commandants and was manned by a Spanish garrison.  The Spanish fleet was anchored by the fort to guard the river.

Erected by
Lucy Jefferson Lewis Chapter DAR

Bicentennial Project 1976

The marker is located near the levee along the Mississippi in New Madrid.  The marker is getting more difficult to read.

Address or General Location of Marker: New Madrid riverfront

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