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Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Fort and Stockade

 
 
Old Fort and Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
1. Old Fort and Stockade Marker
Inscription.
This marks the site of the
Old Fort and Stockade
built by
Pioneers of Colorado City
used in defense against
the Indians in 1864 and 1868
Constructed of logs
set on end

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Erected by
Old Colorado City Historical Society
2012
Original plaque erected in 1936 by
The State Historical Society of Colorado
and
The El Paso County Pioneers Association

 
Erected 2012 by the Old Colorado City Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 51.07′ N, 104° 52.032′ W. Marker is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on West Pikes Peak Avenue west of North 28th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of a private residence but in the ROW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2818 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Garden of the Gods Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Old Fort and Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
2. Old Fort and Stockade Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Goerke & Son Photography (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Amazing Balanced Rock (approx. 1.9 miles away); A Plentiful Harvest (approx. 1.9 miles away); Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Denver Post article on theft of original 1936 marker. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
View of marker looking east on West Pikes Peak Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
3. View of marker looking east on West Pikes Peak Avenue
View of marker looking at house nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
4. View of marker looking at house nearby.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on July 23, 2016.
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