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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Sill

 
 
Fort Sill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 14, 2011
1. Fort Sill Marker
Inscription. Fort Sill was named by General Orders No. 25, HQ, Department of the Missouri, U.S. Army, on July 2, 1869. The post's name honors the memory of Brigadier General Joshua W. Sill, killed at the Battle of Stone River, Tennessee, in December, 1862. Previously referred to as "Camp on Medicine Bluff Creek" or "Camp Wichita," this frontier post was established in Indian Territory to pacify and protect Indian tribes of the Southern Great Plains.

By 1901, Indian reservations in the vicinity of Fort Sill were opened to settlement for homesteaders. As the need for frontier outposts vanished, Fort Sill survived by changing from a cavalry to an artillery center. Today, the fort's rich history is preserved in the Fort Sill Museum located within the original post buildings.

Commemorated by the Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1996-1998 Administration

Jo Ann Biffle Sterling
Oklahoma State Regent

Dedicated in 1998

Limestone donated by Dolese Bros. Co.
 
Erected 1998 by Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 39.715′ N, 98° 23.069′ 
Fort Sill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 14, 2011
2. Fort Sill Marker
W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is on Sheridan Road west of H.E. Bailey Turnpike (Interstate 44), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located just inside Fort Sill's Key Gate, on the right near an old visitor's center. Access to Fort Sill requires appropriate identification for access. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Proud American (approx. mile away); 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Post Guardhouse (approx. half a mile away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Satank Killed (approx. 0.6 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Col Jack L. Treadwell (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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