Military Forts by State



Iowa 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.

Atkinson, Fort, Iowa, on Turkey River, near mouth of Spring Creek, Winneshiek County; now town of that name.

Cedar Rapids, fort at, Iowa.
Clarke, Fort, Iowa Name changed to Fort Dodge.
Croghan, Fort, Iowa near Council Bluffs.

Des Moines (1) Fort, Iowa Mouth of Des Moines River.
Des Moines (2) Fort, Iowa on site of Des Moines city.
Des Moines (3), Fort, Iowa near Des Moines city.
Dodge, Fort, Iowa on Des Moines River, Webster County; now town of that name; first called Fort Clarke.

Fenwick, Camp, Iowa near Council Bluffs. (See Fort Croghan.)

Hendershott, Camp, Iowa at Davenport.

Iowa State Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown.

Kearny, Camp, Iowa near Davenport.
Keokuk National Cemetery, Iowa at Keokuk.
Kinsman, Camp, Iowa near Davenport.
Kirkwood Camp, Iowa, at Clinton.

Lisa, Fort, Iowa near Council Bluffs.

McClellan, Camp, Iowa at Davenport.
McKean, Camp, Iowa near Mount Pleasant.
McKinley, Camp, Iowa at Des Moines.
Madison, Fort, Iowa Lee County; now town of that name.

Racoon, Fort, Iowa afterwards Fort Des Moines.

Sac and Fox Agency, Iowa.
Sandford, Fort, Iowa On Des Moines River, 65 miles west of Fort Madison.

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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