Benicia in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Benicia Barracks Site
[Marker read:] Benicia Barracks, established on April 30, 1849 and organized by Brevet Lt. Col. Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry, was the U.S. Army headquarters for the Department of the Pacific from 1851-1857. Also known as the 'Post near Benicia,' it remained a garrison installation until 1898. The post hospital, built in 1856, is the only remaining structure associated with the original Barracks. The Barracks became part of the Benicia Arsenal, which closed in 1964.
Erected 1982 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Benicia and the Benicia Historical Society, November 4, 1982 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark program. (Marker Number 177.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1857.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 3.377′ N, 122° 8.284′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 711 Hillcrest Avenue, Benicia CA 94510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. 1849 - Benicia Arsenal 1964 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commandant's Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. Quandt Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clock Tower (approx. Ύ mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Site of Benicia Seminary (approx. one mile away); 1854 Saint Pauls Episcopal Church 1954 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benicia.
Regarding Benicia Barracks Site. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.177 on March 6, 1935.
Also see . . .
1. Site of the Benicia Barracks. Waymarking website entry:
Showing photos of the marker before going missing. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The Posts at Benicia. Military Museums website entry (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
3. Benicia Barracks. Fortwiki website entry (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
4. Benecia Historical Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on June 13, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.