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Near Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Tejon

 
 
State Historic Landmark 129 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 25, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 129 Marker
Inscription.  This military post was established by the United States Army on June 24, 1854, to suppress stock rustling and for the protection of Indians in the San Joaquin Valley. As regimental headquarters of the First Dragoons, Fort Tejón was an important military, social, and political center. Camels for transportation were introduced here in 1858. The fort was abandoned September 11, 1864.
 
Erected 1954 by California State Parks commission, Kern County Historical Society, Ft. Tejon Parlor 289 Native Daughters of the Golden West, Bakersfield Parlor 42 Native Sons of the Golden West, Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 129.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts or CastlesNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 34° 52.476′ N, 118° 53.585′ W. Marker is near Lebec, California, in Kern
Ft. Tejon Barracks (restored) & parade grounds image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 25, 2006
2. Ft. Tejon Barracks (restored) & parade grounds
County. Marker is on Fort Tejon Road west of Interstate 5. Plaque is located in Parking Area of Ft. Tejon State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Camel Trail Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camels of Fort Tejon (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lebeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lebec (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rose Station (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
 
Ft. Tejon original office quarters image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 25, 2006
3. Ft. Tejon original office quarters
Ft Tejon Cookhouse and mess area image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 25, 2006
4. Ft Tejon Cookhouse and mess area
A side trip down the old Ridge Route to find and see the Fort Tejon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
5. A side trip down the old Ridge Route to find and see the Fort Tejon Marker
The sycamores (plane trees), American and California flags guide one to the Fort Tejon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
6. The sycamores (plane trees), American and California flags guide one to the Fort Tejon Marker
A sweet picnic spot image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
7. A sweet picnic spot
For the liesurely historian at Fort Tejon beneath E.F. Beale's Willow.
Fort Tejon Historic Activities image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
8. Fort Tejon Historic Activities
There is a $5.00 day use fee. And worth every penny too.
Fort Tejon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 14, 2010
9. Fort Tejon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 3,298 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   9. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 29, 2020