Erode Fort

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Erode Fort
Part of Tamil Nadu
Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Erode Fort is located in Tamil Nadu
Erode Fort
Erode Fort
Coordinates 11°21′N 77°44′E / 11.35°N 77.73°E / 11.35; 77.73
Type Forts
Site information
Controlled by Government of Tamil Nadu
Condition Ruins

Erode Fort was a fort in Erode, India. Francis Buchanan described it in 1800 as being

... a large mud fort, occupied by a battalion of Sepoys, which, in this part of the country, now procures a ready supply of recruits... In the government of [Hyder Ali] the suburb contained about 3000 houses. [Tipu Sultan’s] government had reduced them one third part, and the whole was entirely destroyed during the invasion of General Meadows.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erode Fort". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 18 January 2009.