Military Forts by State

 

 

 Missouri 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, Cantonment, Missouri, near Jefferson Barracks.

Bankhead, Fort, Missouri at New Madrid.
Belle Fontaine Barracks, Missouri on Missouri River, 3 miles above its mouth.
Belmont, fortifications at, Missouri on Mississippi River.
Benton Barracks, Missouri at St. Louis.
Birds Point, fortifications on, Missouri Opposite Cairo, Illinois.
Boonville, Battery, Missouri on the bluffs, 8 miles below Boonville.

Callaways, Fort, Missouri, in Warren County.
Castlios, Fort, Missouri in St. Charles County.
Cape Girardeau, armory at, Missouri at Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau, fortifications at, Missouri at Cape Girardeau.
Carey Gratz, Camp, Missouri at Rolla.
Charles, Fort, Missouri at present site of Rush Tower, 38 miles below St. Louis.
Clemison, Fort, Missouri in Montgomery County.
Cole, Camp, Missouri, in Benton County.
Cole's Fort, Missouri.
Conant, Camp, Missouri on Tavern Creek.
Cooper, Camp, Missouri in, Howard County.

Davidson, Fort, Missouri at Pilotknob.

Eliot General Hospital, Missouri at St. Louis.

Fremont, Camp, Missouri at Springfield.

Gamble, Camp, Missouri near St. Louis.
Gayoso, Fort, Missouri at Gayoso.
Girardeau, Fort, Missouri at Cape Girardeau.
Good Hope, Fort, Missouri near Rolla.
Good Samaritan General Hospital, Missouri at St. Louis.
Grand Tower Rock, reservation, Missouri in Mississippi River.

Half Moon Fort, Missouri at St. Louis.
Hardee, Camp, Missouri at Pitmans Ferry.
Haskell, Camp, Missouri 30 miles from Warsaw.
Head's Fort, Missouri North of Rocheport.
Hempstead, Fort, Missouri in Howard County.
Henry, Fort, Missouri in Randolph County.
Herron, Camp, Missouri at Pilotknob.
Hunter, Camp, Missouri in Scott County.
Hovey, Fort, Missouri at Ironton.
Howard, Fort, Missouri 40 miles above St. Louis.
Howell's Fort, Missouri in Lincoln County.
Howell's Fort, Missouri in St. Charles County.

Jackson, Camp, Missouri near St. Louis.
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 10 miles below St. Louis.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri. at Jefferson Barracks.
Jefferson City National Cemetery, Missouri at Jefferson City.

Kennedy's Fort, Missouri at Wright City.
Kincade's Fort, Missouri in Howard County.
Kountz's Fort, Missouri 8 miles west of St. Charles County.

Laramie, Fort, Missouri at Linden.
La Tour, Fort, Missouri at St. Louis.
Lawson General Hospital, Missouri at St. Louis.
Lee, Camp, Missouri at Cowskin Prairie.
Liberty Arsenal, Missouri on Missouri River, Clay County.
Lillie, Camp, Missouri near Jefferson City.
Lincoln, Camp, Missouri at St. Louis.
Lookout, Camp, Missouri at Quincy.
Lyon, Fort, Missouri Benton County; now town of that name.
Lyon, Camp, Missouri at Birds Point.

McClurg, Fort, Missouri on Lime Creek.
McCulloch, Ben Camp, Missouri near Springfield.
McLouis, Fort, Missouri Near site of New Franklin. (See Fort Hemstead.)
Marine General Hospital, Missouri at St. Louis.
Mason, Fort, Missouri on Mississippi River, 100 miles above St. Louis.
Masonic Hall, fortifications at, Missouri near Lexington.
Matson, Fort, Missouri
Miami, Fort, Missouri on Missouri River, a little below Fort Osage.
Miller, Camp, Missouri Now Jefferson Barracks.
Missouri Ordnance Depot, Liberty Arsenal.
Missouri State Soldiers' Home, St. James, Missouri.

New Madrid, Fort, Missouri near New Madrid.

Orleans, Fort, Missouri Near mouth of the Osage.
Osage, Fort, Missouri on Missouri River, near present site of Sibley.

Pike, Fort, Missouri on Des Moines River, 10 miles above its mouth.
Pilot Knob, fort at, Missouri in Iron County.
Point Pleasant, battery at, Missouri on Mississippi River, 12 miles below New Madrid.
Powder Point, battery on, Missouri at St. Louis.

St. Charles, Fort, Missouri in St. Louis.
St. Louis Powder Depot, Missouri at Jefferson Barracks.
St. Louis Barracks, Missouri at St. Louis.
St. Louis Clothing Depot, Missouri at St. Louis.
Springfield, forts near, Missouri Forts Nos. 1 to 5.
Springfield National Cemetery, Missouri at Springfield.
Stout's Fort, Missouri in St. Charles County.

Thompson, Fort, Missouri near New Madrid.
Totten, Camp, Missouri at Franklin.

Vest, Camp, Missouri 4 miles from Boonville.

Wallace, Camp, Missouri at Lexington.
Weightman, Camp, Missouri near Springfield.

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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