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County: Kenton

Fort Wright

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409 Kyles Ln., Municipal Building, Ft. Wright

Near here stood Fort Wright, built in Sept. 1862 by Union troops to help defend Cincinnati area from advancing Confederate armies. Fort named for Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, who later was chief engineer for completion of the Washington Monument. The city of Fort Wright is named for both the fort and the engineer-general. Presented by Citizens of Fort Wright.