“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Independence in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Camp Independence

Camp Independence Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
1. Camp Independence Marker
Inscription. At the request of settlers, Colonel George Evans led a military expedition to this site on July 4, 1862. Hence its name “Independence”. Indian hostilities ceased and the camp closed. War again broke out in 1865 and the camp was reoccupied as Fort Independence until its abandonment in 1877. This fort made possible the early settlements in the Owens Valley.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 349
Dedicated June 13, 1981
Slim Princess Chapter No. 395
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1981 by Slim Princess Chapter No. 395 E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 349.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 49.991′ N, 118° 13.354′ W. Marker is near Independence, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of Shabbell Lane and an unnamed road, on the right when traveling north on Shabbell Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence CA 93526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine #18 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Inyo County Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Putnam’s Stone Cabin
Camp Independence Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
2. Camp Independence Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Mary Austin’s Home (approx. 2.5 miles away); Edwards House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Kearsarge Station (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sacred Space (approx. 8.1 miles away); Legacy (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. The California State Military Museum - Camp Independence. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Independence, California. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Camp Independence Hospital Photo, Click for full size
By Denise Boose, February 12, 2037
3. Camp Independence Hospital
Camp Independence was abandoned in 1877. The fort hospital was bought in a public auction in 1883 by H. P. Cartier, a carpenter, who moved the hospital building to its present site in Independence on Kearsarge Street, west of Highway 395.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,441 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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