Ovid in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Due South 1 ¼ Miles is the site of
as a United States Army Post.
Called Camp Rankin and Post Julesburg
Name changed in November 1865, to
honor General John Sedgwick, who was
killed at Spottsylvania May 9, 1864
The fort protected the stage line
and emigrant trains from Indians.
Abandoned in May, 1871. From this fort,
Sedgwick County derives its name.
Erected 1940 by The State Historical Society of Colorado, The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation, The Julesburg Historical Society. (Marker Number 49.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 57.649′ N, 102° 23.045′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on U.S. 138 just east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Campsites and River Crossings (here, next to this marker); Sugar Town (here, next to this marker); See and Do,Off the Byway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 1.5 miles away); Overland City (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Julesburg (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ovid.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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