“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Garland in Costilla County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Fort Garland

Fort Garland Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Fort Garland Marker
This memorial is the
property of the State of Colorado
Fort Garland
United States military outpost
to protect settlers from
hostile Indians. Named for
Brig. Gen. John Garland
Commander of this district in 1858
Established 1858. Abandoned 1883
Commanded by Col. Kit Carson 1866-7
Erected by
the State Historical Society of Colorado
The Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation
and by
The Huajatolla Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution of Walsenburg

Erected 1930 by Historical Society of Colorado, Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and Huajatolla Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 37° 25.455′ N, 105° 25.895′ W. Marker is in Fort Garland, Colorado, in Costilla County. Marker is on Colorado State Highway 159 0.2 miles south of U.S. Route 160, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland CO 81133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Fort Garland image. Click for full size.
2. Fort Garland
Marker is located on the far left stone pillar.
At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Garland (within shouting distance of this marker); Costilla County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); "The Magic Dog" (approx. 10.1 miles away); On Sacred Ground (approx. 10.1 miles away); Welcome "Caminante" to ... (approx. 10.1 miles away); ... Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Fort Garland. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 25, 2009.) 

2. Fort Garland Museum. (Submitted on September 25, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Buffalo Soldiers, Ute Indians
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
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