List of forts

This is a list for articles on notable historic forts which may or may not be under current active use by a military. There are also many towns named after a Fort, the largest being Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

AustraliaEdit

Sydney Harbour fortifications
Other fortifications

BarbadosEdit

BahamasEdit

BahrainEdit

BangladeshEdit

BelarusEdit

BelgiumEdit

Province of AntwerpEdit

Antwerp

Antwerp (historical) (1914, internal defenses)

Province of LiègeEdit

Province of NamurEdit

Namur (1914, clockwise from E, right bank of Meuse River)

BermudaEdit

Bermuda had around 90 coastal defense forts and batteries[1] scattered all over the island chain. Early colonial defense works constructed before the 19th century were primarily small coastal batteries built of stone having anywhere from two to ten guns. Some of these early forts and batteries are the oldest standing masonry forts in the new world. Later forts constructed by the royal engineers were much larger and more complex.

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

Many buildings and structures bear the name fort in Canada. Most of these places are either military installations, or a trading post that was established by a North American fur trading company. A number of "forts" in northern and western Canada were also established as exploratory, or policing outposts.

A number of municipalities in Canada include the term fort in their names. The municipalities that use the term fort in their name do so for historical reasons, with many of these communities resulting from the outgrowth of migrants that settled around the original fort. Many of these municipalities continue to bear use the term fort in their names, regardless of whether or not the original fortification and/or trading post still stands.

Military fortificationsEdit

The majority of military fortifications in Canada were built by the British, French, and Canadian armed forces. However, several military fortifications were erected by the Hudson's Bay Company, whose royal charter required them to fortify Rupert's Land. Other groups that erected military fortifications in Canada includes the First Nations, Spain, and the United States. Although military fortifications were built for strategic, and other military purposes, some military fortifications in Canada also housed trading posts, or was used by fur traders.

British ColumbiaEdit

ManitobaEdit

New BrunswickEdit

Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

Nova ScotiaEdit

OntarioEdit

Prince Edward IslandEdit

QuebecEdit

Exploratory fortsEdit

Several private entities, most notably the Hudson's Bay Company, established outposts or forts, within northern Canada for the purposes of housing exploratory expeditions to the Arctic. Forts that were built exclusively for the purposes of housing exploratory expeditions include:

Fur trading fortsEdit

A number of trading posts operated by fur trading companies were also referred to as forts. Fur trading companies that operated trading forts in Canada includes the Hudson's Bay Company, and the North West Company. Many of these were simply stockades, log enclosures for trading posts, although a few were former military installations which was later used by fur trading companies.

AlbertaEdit

British ColumbiaEdit

ManitobaEdit

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

NunavutEdit

OntarioEdit

QuebecEdit

SaskatchewanEdit

YukonEdit

Law enforcement fortsEdit

The North-West Mounted Police (later merged with the Dominion Police to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) established a number of policing outposts in western Canada during the mid to late 19th century, in an effort to provide law enforcement in the region. Forts established by the North-West Mounted Police includes:

Channel IslandsEdit

Alderney
Guernsey
Jersey

ChileEdit

ChinaEdit

BeijingEdit

Hong KongEdit

Chinese (Qing dynasty) forts

MacauEdit

All forts in Macau were built during or used during Portuguese rule:

TianjinEdit

ColombiaEdit

CroatiaEdit

Congo (Republic of the)Edit

CyprusEdit

DenmarkEdit

Dominican RepublicEdit

EgyptEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

VaubanEdit

Séré de Rivières systemEdit

Maginot Line (Northeast)Edit

Alpine Line (Maginot Southeast)Edit

Former German fortificationsEdit

MoselstellungEdit

GermanyEdit

IndiaEdit

Refer : List of forts in India

IndonesiaEdit

 
Fort Belgica, built in the Banda Islands by the Portuguese in 1611.

JavaEdit

The MoluccasEdit

PapuaEdit

SulawesiEdit

SumatraEdit

IsraelEdit

ItalyEdit

AbruzzoEdit

Aosta ValleyEdit

ApuliaEdit

LiguriaEdit

MarcheEdit

PiedmontEdit

TuscanyEdit

JapanEdit

KenyaEdit

LibyaEdit

LithuaniaEdit

Kaunas Fortress fortifications (listed in order of number)

MalaysiaEdit

MaltaEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

Forts on the Dutch Water LineEdit

Forts on the Stelling van AmsterdamEdit

New ZealandEdit

NorwayEdit

PakistanEdit

PanamaEdit

PeruEdit

PhilippinesEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

RussiaEdit

Saint Kitts and NevisEdit

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

Saudi ArabiaEdit

 
Masmak Fortress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SerbiaEdit

SingaporeEdit

Sri LankaEdit

South AfricaEdit

South KoreaEdit

SpainEdit

A CoruñaEdit

AlbaceteEdit

BadajozEdit

BurgosEdit

CádizEdit

Province of CastellónEdit

CórdobaEdit

Coria, CáceresEdit

GironaEdit

HuelvaEdit

MálagaEdit

MenorcaEdit

MurciaEdit

NavarreEdit

Palma de MallorcaEdit

SegoviaEdit

SoriaEdit

ToledoEdit

ValladolidEdit

ZaragozaEdit

SwedenEdit

Taiwan (Republic of China)Edit

TurkeyEdit

UkraineEdit

United Arab EmiratesEdit

United KingdomEdit

See also the list of castles, as many early forts were called castles, and many castle sites were reused for later fortifications. Also Palmerston Forts lists the many British fortifications built in the 1860s.

EnglandEdit

GeneralEdit

SE EnglandEdit

ThamesEdit

MedwayEdit

SolentEdit

Portsdown Hill
Gosport
  • Sea Forts

SW EnglandEdit

East AngliaEdit

NW EnglandEdit

NE EnglandEdit

ScotlandEdit

WalesEdit

United StatesEdit

AlabamaEdit

AlaskaEdit

ArizonaEdit

 
The remaining ruins of the Fort McDowell officers quarters.
 
Ruins of the Fort Lowell hospital

ArkansasEdit

CaliforniaEdit

ColoradoEdit

ConnecticutEdit

DelawareEdit

FloridaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

HawaiiEdit

IdahoEdit

IllinoisEdit

 
A bartizan on the reconstructed Ft de Chartres

IndianaEdit

IowaEdit

KansasEdit

KentuckyEdit

LouisianaEdit

MaineEdit

MarylandEdit

MassachusettsEdit

MichiganEdit

MinnesotaEdit

MississippiEdit

MissouriEdit

MontanaEdit

NebraskaEdit

NevadaEdit

New HampshireEdit

New JerseyEdit

New MexicoEdit

New YorkEdit

North CarolinaEdit

North DakotaEdit

OhioEdit

OklahomaEdit

OregonEdit

PennsylvaniaEdit

 
Fort Mifflin Commandant's House

Puerto RicoEdit

Rhode IslandEdit

South CarolinaEdit

South DakotaEdit

TennesseeEdit

TexasEdit

UtahEdit

VermontEdit

VirginiaEdit

Virgin Islands (U.S.)Edit

WashingtonEdit

Washington, D.C.Edit

West VirginiaEdit

WisconsinEdit

WyomingEdit

Cities and areas with "Fort" in the nameEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forts and batteries; Bermuda online; accessed .
  2. ^ "The Fort Merensky". National Digital Repository of South Africa. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.