“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lamoille in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Fort Halleck

Fort Halleck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
1. Fort Halleck Marker
Inscription. Located about 500 feet south of this marker. Established July 27, 1867 by Captain S.R. Smith, built by the 200 soldiers under his command and named in honor of General H.W. Halleck, commanding the Division of the Pacific. The first buildings were of adobe bricks. Hospital and other buildings were later built of wood. Built for a two company post, one infantry and one cavalry. Used as a base for explorations. Lieutenant Whipple made several trips through central and southern Nevada, accompanied by guards from the post, to map and secure military information.
Erected 1939 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers- Elko County Company. (Marker Number 46.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 48.519′ N, 115° 20.168′ W. Marker is near Lamoille, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from Un-named Dirt Road 17 miles east of Interstate 80, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Take Exit 321 off of I-80 (NV-229.) Go 10.9 miles. Turn right on unnamed dirt road. Go 6.4 miles. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoille NV 89828, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles
Fort Halleck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
2. Fort Halleck Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lamoille Valley (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fort Halleck Site (approx. 12.3 miles away).
More about this marker. Also, anything south of the marker is private property belonging to an active ranch.
Regarding Fort Halleck. The marker is back in the big Elko County ranching country, just east of the McDermott Ranch. Nevada is also an open range state. If you hit livestock, you will have to pay for it.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Fort Halleck Site Marker
Also see . . .  Life at the Fort. A tour of duty in Nevada at Camp Halleck was really in the American West outback. It was not a pleasant place. The life there was downright primitive. When they first arrived at the site in 1867, soldiers had to build dugouts in which to live until permanent quarters were built several months later. (Submitted on October 11, 2015.) 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
Agriculture south of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2015
3. Agriculture south of the marker.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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