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Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Married Officers' Quarters

Fort Verde, Arizona Territory

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
1. Site of Married Officers' Quarters Marker
Inscription.  

There were two married officers’ quarters built at Fort Verde in 1871, both designed in the Mansard style. The style “disguises” the second floor by extending the line of the roof down. It was a popular style from the 1850s through the 1870s. The roofs were covered with cedar shingles.

Each building was divided into four smaller apartments occupied by several families. Cramped quarters were often a reality for the families of junior officers. The married officers’ quarters previously located in front of your, burned down in May of 1881.

The surviving buildings at Fort Verde represent the best preserved military post in Arizona associated with the Indian Wars period (1865-1891).
 
Erected by National Park Service Fort Verde.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 34° 33.886′ N, 111° 51.123′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from E Hollamon Street when traveling
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
2. Site of Married Officers' Quarters Marker
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E Hollamon Street, Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers’ Row (a few steps from this marker); Fort Verde State Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagpole & Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Site of Married Officers’ Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surgeon’s Quarters (about 400 feet away); Wales Arnold (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Verde.
 
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
3. Site of Married Officers' Quarters Marker
Soldiers in dress uniforms line up in formation on the parade ground – often used for ceremonies. Photograph circa 1880 courtesy Sherlot Hall Museum.
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
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Married Officers’ Quarters circa 1880.
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By Denise Boose, October 21, 2020
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This photograph, circa 1880, shows the five original buildings on Officers’ Row. Three of these buildings remain today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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