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Fort Drury
Bloemfontein, Free State


In April 1846 Major H.D. Warden established a British military post on the farm 'Bloem Fontein' and a simple fort, resembling a blockhouse, was built from stones and clay on the hill just north of the perennial spring to serve as protection for the farm's only water source. By 1861 all that remained of Fort Drury were some stone walls.

(Extracted from South African Journal of Cultural History, Volume 13, Issue 2, Nov 1999, p. 1 - 19 accessed 2017 08 22)