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Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of Fort Henning

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2011
1. Site of Fort Henning Marker
Inscription.

Built by
U.S. Government,
1863.

 
Erected 1917 by Molly Foster Berry Chapter No. 1001, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.404′ N, 94° 42.451′ W. Marker is in Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon County. Marker is at the intersection of National Avenue and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on National Avenue. Click for map. Marker is below the cornerstone, near the base of the flagpole at the US Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 South National Avenue, Fort Scott KS 66701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Scott Spanish American War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moody Building (about 300 feet away); In Honored Memory (about 300 feet away); Richards Building (about 400 feet away); Ingham Building (about 400 feet away); Memorial Hall (about 400 feet away); Milrose Block (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Scott.
 
More about this marker.
Site of Fort Henning Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2011
2. Site of Fort Henning Marker
The marker has been moved from its original location.
 
Regarding Site of Fort Henning. Fort Henning, also known as Lunette Henning, was one of several wooden blockhouses erected during the Civil War to defend the critical US Army supply depot at Fort Scott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Scott National Historic Site National Register Nomination Mentions Lunette Henning. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Henning in Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Site of Fort Henning Marker at US Post Office image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2011
3. Site of Fort Henning Marker at US Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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