Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
At first glance, this foundation of Officers' Quarters B appears identical to that of Officers' Quarters A. A closer look, however, reveals that this building was somewhat larger. Sketches of the two structures indicate they also had different door and window arrangements. This building housed two families on the ground floor and either servants or a third family upstairs.
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 27.154′ N, 94° 44.044′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 30 1.1 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Ridgely State Park; fee area – a Minnesota state park vehicle permit is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72404 County State Aid Highway 30, Fairfax MN 55332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Far Cry from Glory (a few steps from this marker); Officers' Quarters—A Officers' Latrines (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Days and Nights on the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Doctor's Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Surgeon's Quarters—Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters—C (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . . 1862 Sketch of Fort Ridgely. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 18, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.