Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The frame structure that stood here probably housed two officers and their families, much as a duplex would today. A central hall divided the building, and each half contained living, sleeping, and cooking areas.
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 27.172′ N, 94° 44.035′ 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' Latrines (a few steps from this marker); Officers' Quarters—B (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely State Monument Garrison Life Was Like Clockwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Days and Nights on the River (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ridgely. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 25, 2014.)
2. Fort Ridgely in 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on February 25, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.