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Arizona Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Barrett, Fort, Arizona at the Pimas Villages.
Beale's Springs, Camp, Arizona 43 miles east of Fort Mojave.
Bowie, Fort, Arizona at Apache Pass.
Breckinridge, Fort, Arizona Arivaipa and San Pedro Rivers ; name changed to Fort Stanford.
Buchanan, Fort, Arizona Near Calabasa ranche, 45 miles southeast of Tucson; first named Camp Moore.

Date Creek, camp at, Arizona 60 miles southwest of Prescott: established as Camp McPherson.

Eldorado, Camp, Arizona on Colorado River, near the mouth of Eldorado Canyon.

Floyd, Fort, Arizona on Mimbres River; established as Camp Webster; name changed to Fort McLane.

Goodwin, Fort, Arizona on Gila River, Pima County.
Grant, Fort (new), Arizona At foot of Mount Graham.
Grant, Fort (old), Arizona at junction of Arivaypa and San Pedro rivers.

Huachuca. Fort, Arizona at the mouth of Central Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County.
Hualpai, Camp, Arizona on Mojave Creek; first called Camp Toll Gate.

Ilges, Camp, Arizona on Rio Verde.
Infantry Camp, Arizona Name changed to Camp Final.

Lincoln, Camp, Arizona name changed to Fort Verde.
La Paz, Camp, Arizona on Colorado Indian Reservation.
Lowell, Fort, Arizona on Rillito Creek, 7 miles northeast of Tucson.
Lowell Ordnance Depot, Arizona near Tucson.

McDowell, Fort, Arizona on Rio Verde, 8 miles above its junction with Salt River.
McKee, Camp, Arizona first called Fort Mason.
McPherson, Camp, Arizona Name changed to Camp Date Creek.
Mansfield, Camp, Arizona 7 miles south of Fort Defiance.
Mason, Fort, Arizona 12 miles southeast of Tubac; name changed to Camp McKee.
Mogollon, Camp, Arizona Now Fort Apache.
Mojave, Fort, Arizona on Colorado River, near the head of Mojave Valley.
Moore, Camp, Arizona name changed to Fort Buchanan.

Ord, Camp, Arizona now Fort Apache.

Pinal, Camp, Arizona in Final Mountains; name changed to Infantry Camp.
Prescott Barracks, Arizona Now Whipple Barracks.

Rawlins, Camp, Arizona in Williamsons Valley, 27 miles northwest of Prescott.
Reno, Camp, Arizona in Tonto Valley.
Rio Verde Reservation, Arizona Indian Reservation.
Rucker, J. A., Camp, Arizona in White River Canyon; first called Camp Supply.

San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona.
Skull Valley, camp in, Arizona near Prescott.
Stanford, Fort, Arizona First called Fort Arivaypa and changed to Fort Breckenridge.
Supply, Camp, Arizona Name changed to Camp J. A. Rucker.

Thomas, Fort, Arizona Graham County.
Thomas, Camp, Arizona Apache County; name changed to Fort Apache.

Wallen, Camp, Arizona on Badocomari Creek, 65 miles southeast of Tucson.
Whipple, Fort or Barracks, Arizona at Prescott.
Willow Grove, Camp, Arizona 78 miles west Fort Mojave.
Wright, Camp, Arizona near Warner's Ranch.

 

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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