Fort Fremont Preserve

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Fort Fremont Preserve on St. Helena Island, South Carolina was constructed between 1898 and 1904 as part of the United States coastal defense system. Named after Major General John C. Fremont, the fort aimed to protect Port Royal Sound and the nearby Naval Station. Although it never saw military action, it served as a coastal defense installation until its decommissioning in 1921. In the 1980s, local residents began efforts to preserve and restore the site, leading to its acquisition by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in 2001. Today, Fort Fremont Preserve offers visitors the opportunity to explore the fort's remains, learn about its history, and enjoy recreational activities in a natural setting. (Submitted by Kelli Seeman-Smith)

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