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Fort St. George

It is a prestigious land mark of the city. British bought this piece of land from the King of Vijayanagar on 22nd August 1639 and built the Fort St. George and named the area as Madraspattinam. St.Marys Church built in 1860 is located inside the fort complex. Today, Fort St.George houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat , the administrative complex of the Government of Tamil Nadu