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Near Merino in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Wicked

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
1. Fort Wicked Marker
Inscription.
Due west 940 feet stood
“Fort Wicked"
Originally Godfrey’s Ranch
Famous Overland Stage Station
One of the few posts withstanding the Indian uprising of 1864 on the road to Colorado.

Named from the bitter defence make by Holon Godfrey.
 
Erected 1929 by State Historical Society of Colorado-J.N. Hall Foundation & Sterling Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.64′ N, 103° 22.739′ W. Marker is near Merino, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Army of the Republic Highway (Colorado Route 6) and County Road 2.5, on the right when traveling east on Grand Army of the Republic Highway. Click for map. This marker is approximately 3.3 miles southeast of Merino, CO. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1144 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Merino CO 80741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 8.6 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield
Fort Wicked Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
2. Fort Wicked Marker
(approx. 12.1 miles away); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 14.9 miles away); Valley Station (approx. 15.9 miles away); The Overland Trail (approx. 16.1 miles away); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wicked - Fort Morgan, Colorado. …we halted at a singular station. A wall of adobes three feet thick and six in height, pierced with loop-holes for musketry, confronted us. The top was rudely machicolated, and over the main entrance was the inscription, “Fort Wicked.” (Submitted on December 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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