Military Forts by State

 

 

Colorado 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.

Adams, Alva, Camp, Colorado, At Denver.
Alva Adams, Camp, Colorado at Denver.

Bent's Fort, Colorado on the Arkansas River, in Bent County.

Cajon Camp, Colorado, 15 miles from Cajon Pass.
Colorado State Soldiers' Home, Monte Vista, Colorado.
Collins, Fort, Colorado, now town of that name, Larimer County.
Crawford, Fort, Colorado, on the Uncompahgre.

Garland, Fort, Colorado on Utah Creek, Costilla County; now town of that name; first called Fort Massachusetts.

Lewis, Fort, Colorado at Pagosa Springs, San Juan River.
Logan, Fort, Colorado 10 miles from Denver.
Lupton, Fort, Colorado Weld County; now town of that name.
Lyon (old), Fort, Colorado on Arkansas River, near Bents Fort; name changed to Fort Wise.
Lyon (new), Fort, Colorado on the Arkansas River, 3 miles below Purgatory River.

Massachusetts, Fort, Colorado on Utah Creek, 2 miles from Fort Garland.
Morgan, Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River, Morgan County; now town of that name; first called Camp Wardwell.

Pagosa Springs, fort at, Colorado Fort Lewis.
Pikes Peak Reservation, Colorado Signal Service Reservation.
Pueblo, fort at, Colorado Fort Reynolds.

Rankin, Camp, Colorado at Julesburg; name changed to Fort Sedgwick.
Reynolds, Fort, Colorado on the Arkansas, 2 miles from Boonesville.
Roubideau's Fort, Colorado.

St. Vrains, Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River; present site of town of same name.
Sedgwick, Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River; first named Camp Rankin.

Uncompahgre Cantonment, Colorado Name changed to Fort Crawford.
Union, Camp, Colorado at Denver.

Wardwell, Camp, Colorado Name changed to Fort Morgan.
Williams, Fort, Colorado. On Arkansas River.
Wise, Fort, Colorado Name changed to Fort Lyon.

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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