This is a list for articles on notable historical 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 Barbuda

Armenia

Main article: List of castles in Armenia

Artsakh

Main article: List of forts in Artsakh

Aruba

Australia

Sydney Harbour fortifications
Other fortifications

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Province of Antwerp

Antwerp

Antwerp (historical) (1914, internal defenses)

Province of Liège

Province of Namur

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

Bermuda

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.

Brazil

Fort of Monserrate in Salvador, Brazil

Amapá[edit]

Bahia[edit]

Ceará[edit]

Pará[edit]

Paraná[edit]

Paraíba[edit]

Pernambuco[edit]

Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Rio Grande do Norte[edit]

Santa Catarina[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Bulgaria

Main article: List of castles in Bulgaria

Cuba

Curaçao

Canada

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 fortifications

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 Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Exploratory forts

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 forts

See also: List of Hudson's Bay Company trading posts

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.

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Law enforcement forts

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 Islands

Alderney
Guernsey
Jersey

Chile

China

Beijing

Hong Kong

Chinese (Qing dynasty) forts
British colonial forts

Macau

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

Tianjin

Colombia

Congo, Republic of the

Croatia

See also: Walls of Dubrovnik

Cyprus

Denmark

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Egyptian castles, forts, fortifications and city walls.

Estonia

Finland

France

Vauban

Séré de Rivières system

Maginot Line (Northeast)

See also: List of Maginot Line ouvrages

Alpine Line (Maginot Southeast)

See also: List of Alpine Line ouvrages

Former German fortifications

Moselstellung

Overseas France

Germany

Grenada

Haiti

India

Indonesia

Fort Rotterdam, built in Makassar by the Dutch in 1634

Java

The Moluccas

Papua

Sulawesi

Sumatra

Iran

Israel

Italy

Abruzzo

Aosta Valley

Apulia

Liguria

Marche

Piedmont

Tuscany

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Kosovo

Libya

Lithuania

Kaunas Fortress fortifications (listed in order of number)

See also: Kaunas Fortress

Malaysia

Malta

Main article: List of fortifications of Malta

Nepal

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Nepal.

Netherlands

Forts on the Dutch Waterline

Forts on the Stelling van Amsterdam

Forts in the Caribbean Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Norwegian fortresses.

Pakistan

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Pakistan.

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Fort Santiago, built in Manila by the Spanish in 1571

See also: Spanish colonial fortifications in the Philippines

Poland

Portugal

See also: List of Portuguese colonial forts

Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

Masmak Fortress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Serbia

For a more comprehensive list, see List of fortifications in Serbia.

Singapore

Sint Maarten

South Africa

See also: Fortifications of the Cape Peninsula, List of castles and fortifications in South Africa, and Pretoria Forts

South Korea

Spain

A Coruña

Albacete

Badajoz

Burgos

Cádiz

Province of Castellón

Córdoba

Coria, Cáceres

Girona

Huelva

Málaga

Menorca

Murcia

Navarre

Palma de Mallorca

Segovia

Soria

Toledo

Valladolid

Zaragoza

Sri Lanka

Main article: Forts of Sri Lanka

Sweden

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Turkey

Ukraine

Further information: Category:Forts in Ukraine and Category:Castles in Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

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.

England

General

SE England

Thames

Medway

Solent

Portsdown Hill
Gosport

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts on the Isle of Wight.

SW England

East Anglia

NW England

NE England

Scotland

See also: List of hill forts in Scotland and List of castles in Scotland

Wales

See also: List of castles in Wales

Virgin Islands (British)

United States

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in the United States.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

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

Arkansas

California

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in California.

Colorado

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Colorado.

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Florida.

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

A bartizan on the reconstructed Ft de Chartres

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Main article: List of military installations in Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

See also: List of military installations in Montana

Nebraska

For a more comprehensive list, see Forts in Nebraska.

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Further information: List of forts in the United States § Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Fort Mifflin Commandant's House

Puerto Rico

Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Fort Sumter

South Dakota

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in South Dakota.

Tennessee

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Tennessee.

Texas

Main article: Forts of Texas

Utah

Vermont

For a more comprehensive list, see List of forts in Vermont.

Virginia

See also: Category:Forts in Virginia

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Washington

Washington, D.C.

For a more comprehensive list, see Civil War Defenses of Washington.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Cities and areas with "Fort" in the name

See also

References

  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.