Fort St George, Tamil Nadu

Fort St George

One of the most important and awesome landmarks of Chennai is the Fort St George. This place is hub for political leaders as the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly are situated here. This is a marvelous construction located on the eastern side of the city and surrounded on the Bay of Bengal. This place was constructed in 1640 AD under the straight direction of Andrew Cogon. In England there was a supporter saint, known as Saint George, who gave its name to this place. This fort has 2 main features, which are Saint Mary’s Church and fort museum. This church was constructed in 1680 and this is the ancient Anglican Church. There are tombstones in the backyard of this church, which are very old. This fort is also known as the origin place of the modern Indian army. There is a 46 m Flagstaff from the 17th century. There are various non military formations inside the confines. The fort is surrounded with broad gigantic walls. The key features of this fort are St. Mary's Church (the oldest Anglican Church built in 1680), Fort Museum and the tombstones in the courtyard which is worth having a look.

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