Muhit Station &Blockhouse

(N24° 29.664’: E39° 28.200’)

Another name for this station is Bir Osman, meaning “Osman’s Well.” This may be a more modern name, as the Ottoman Yearbooks clearly list this station name as: Muhayyit or Mouhit

The Muhit blockhouse is the first Turkish blockhouse north of Madinah station. The buildings are constructed from black basalt. The blockhouse is the standard two storey type for 25 men. There is a barrack block for between 100 and 200 men with associated wells. On the surrounding hills is a large square fortification and several smaller round outposts.

Photos and text on this page contributed by Steve Turpin


A view showing the relative position of the blockhouse and barrack block

A view showing the relative position of the blockhouse and barrack block


This shows the rear view of the barracks building showing a circular outpost in the middle distance left and the hill top fort in the far distance right. Below: The Muhit Blockhouse

This shows the rear view of the barracks building showing a circular outpost in the middle distance left and the hill top fort in the far distance right. Below: The Muhit Blockhouse



The Barracks

The Barracks


The Fort

The Fort




Google Earth photo sent to us by Yves Lévesque.

Google Earth photo sent to us by Yves Lévesque.


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