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Near Fort McDowell in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort McDowell

 
 
Fort McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. Fort McDowell Marker
Inscription. This important military post protected central Arizona settlements from the Tonto Apaches during the Indian wars 1865-1886. Its function as a military post ended in 1890 and it became a reservation by executive order, September 15, 1909 as home of the Mohave-Apache and Yavapai-Apaches. It was the home and burial place of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, a Mohave Apache Indian. Scouting parties from Fort McDowell regularly patrolled the Tonto Basin area beyond Four Peaks.
 
Erected 1982 by Arizona Department of Transportation Highway Division.
 
Location. 33° 34.705′ N, 111° 41.019′ W. Marker is near Fort McDowell, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Beeline Highway (Arizona Route 87) near North Fort McDowell Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort McDowell AZ 85264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma (here, next to this marker); Camp Reno (here, next to this marker); Per Ardua Ad Astra (approx. 9 miles away); Falcon Field (approx. 9 miles away); A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
Fort McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. Fort McDowell Marker
Fort McDowell Marker is on far right.
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Site of Old Fort Utah (approx. 11.1 miles away); Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley (approx. 11.9 miles away); Jacob Von Walzer (approx. 13.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort McDowell.
 
Also see . . .  Fort McDowell – In the Midst of the Apache Wars. Fort McDowell was established by the California Volunteers on the west bank of the Verde River in September, 1865. (Submitted on February 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWars, US Indian
 
Fort McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. Fort McDowell Marker
View northeast along highway 87. Four Peaks can be seen in the far distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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