Fort Garrison

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Fort Garrison
Fort Garrison Dec 09.JPG
Fort Garrison, December 2009
Fort Garrison is located in Maryland
Fort Garrison
Fort Garrison is located in the United States
Fort Garrison
Nearest cityStevenson, Maryland
Coordinates39°23′55″N 76°42′29″W / 39.39861°N 76.70806°W / 39.39861; -76.70806Coordinates: 39°23′55″N 76°42′29″W / 39.39861°N 76.70806°W / 39.39861; -76.70806
Area.341-acre site
Built1695 circa
Architectural styleStone Blockhouse
NRHP reference #71000368[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 25, 1971

Fort Garrison, also known as Oulton's Garrison, Risteau's Garrison, and Olton's Garrison, is a historic fortification building located at Stevenson, Baltimore County, Maryland on Garrison Farms Court. It is a rectangular fieldstone building built about 1695. The fort was built to serve as a stronghold against attacks by Native Americans and was used during the French and Indian War. It is approximately 48 feet long and 18 feet wide with one large stone fireplace. Modifications in the early-19th century raised the height of the fort building adding a second story loft and a wood shingle roof. It was constructed following a 1693 order from Governor Francis Nicholson and his Council. The property was acquired in 1965 by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Mrs. Preston Parish (December 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fort Garrison" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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