Jamestown in Stutsman County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1872 - 1877
A United States military post providing quarters for two companies of infantry. It was named for Wm H. Seward, wo served as Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.
The post protected workers who were building the Northern Pacific Railway and the early settlers who located in the James River Valley.
Fort Seward served as the railhead for supplies for Fort Totten. Located 81 miles to the north.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Railroads & Streetcars • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 46° 54.71′ N, 98° 43.332′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Dakota, in Stutsman County. Marker is on 4th Street Northwest, 0.2 miles 8th Ave NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown ND 58401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort William H. Seward (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Seward (about 600 feet Model 1861 8" Siege Howitzer (about 600 feet away); Alton Klaus (approx. half a mile away); The Hansen Arts Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Where the Two Rivers Meet (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Celebration of the Two Hundredth Year Birthday of the United States of America, 1976 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jamestown Dam (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Also see . . . Fort Seward, Jamestown, North Dakota. (Submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.