Colorado Military Forts
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.
Camp, Colorado, At Denver.
Alva Adams, Camp, Colorado at Denver.
Colorado on the Arkansas River, in Bent County.
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.
Fort, Colorado on Utah Creek, Costilla County; now town of that
name; first called Fort Massachusetts.
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
Massachusetts, Fort, Colorado on Utah Creek, 2 miles from Fort
Morgan, Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River, Morgan
County; now town of that name; first called Camp Wardwell.
Springs, fort at, Colorado Fort Lewis.
Pikes Peak Reservation, Colorado Signal Service Reservation.
Pueblo, fort at, Colorado Fort Reynolds.
Colorado at Julesburg; name changed to Fort Sedgwick.
Reynolds, Fort, Colorado on the Arkansas, 2 miles from
Roubideau's Fort, Colorado.
Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River; present site of town
of same name.
Sedgwick, Fort, Colorado South Fork of Platte River; first named
Cantonment, Colorado Name changed to Fort Crawford.
Union, Camp, Colorado at Denver.
Camp, Colorado Name changed to Fort Morgan.
Williams, Fort, Colorado. On Arkansas River.
Wise, Fort, Colorado Name changed to Fort Lyon.
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.