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Benicia in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Benicia Barracks Site

 
 
Benicia Barracks Site Marker Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
1. Benicia Barracks Site Marker Base
Inscription. [Marker read:] Benicia Barracks, established on April 30, 1849 and organized by Brevet Lt. Col. Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry, was the U.S. Army headquarters for the Department of the Pacific from 1851-1857. Also known as the 'Post near Benicia,' it remained a garrison installation until 1898. The post hospital, built in 1856, is the only remaining structure associated with the original Barracks. The Barracks became part of the Benicia Arsenal, which closed in 1964.
 
Erected 1982 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Benicia and the Benicia Historical Society, November 4, 1982 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark program. (Marker Number 177.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 3.377′ N, 122° 8.284′ W. Marker was in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Marker was on Hillcrest Avenue, on the right. Click for map. Marker was located at Francesca Terrace Park across from the Benicia National Guard Armory. Marker was at or near this postal address: 711 Hillcrest Avenue, Benicia CA 94510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Camel Barns (approx. 0.3
Benicia Barracks Site Marker Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
2. Benicia Barracks Site Marker Base
miles away); 1849 - Benicia Arsenal – 1964 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commandant's Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. Quandt Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clock Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Site of Benicia Seminary (approx. one mile away); 1854 – Saint Paulís Episcopal Church – 1954 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benicia.
 
Regarding Benicia Barracks Site. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.177 on March 6, 1935.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Waymarking Post of the “Site of the Benicia Barracks”. Showing photos of the marker before going missing. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Posts at Benicia. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Firtwiki Article Regarding The Benicia Barracks. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
The Benicia Arsenal Hospital Mentioned on Marker Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
3. The Benicia Arsenal Hospital Mentioned on Marker Inscription

4. A Photo of The Barracks, circa 1915. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
5. A Photo of Inside Barracks - Civil War Era. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Benicia Barracks image. Click for more information.
By U.S. Army Photo, circa 1915
4. Benicia Barracks
Photo Source - Library of Congress
Historic Buildings Survey Collection
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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