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Near El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Reno

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Fort Reno Marker
Inscription.  


Site selected by
Gen. Philip Sheridan
Established 1874

 
Erected 1926 by Daughters of the American Revolution (El Reno Chapter).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 33.69′ N, 98° 2.026′ W. Marker is near El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is located at Historic Fort Reno site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7107 West Cheyenne Street, El Reno OK 73036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1876 Officers' Quarters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark (within shouting
Fort Reno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Fort Reno Marker
Marker is at the intersection of unnamed streets at the Fort Reno site. Athletic field is in the background.
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distance of this marker); Adjutant Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel (about 500 feet away); Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Reno.
 
Regarding Fort Reno. The Historic Fort Reno site entrance is located off the intersection of old Highway 66 and Business Route 40/OK-66, on Old Highway 66. The actual site with the structures and Visitors Center is 1.5 miles north of the entrance. Please keep in mind that the gates are open for a limited time every day, and they are closed at 4:30pm.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Fort Reno. Official website. Contains lots of history and photos. Fort Reno is a historic military post established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. It would later become an agricultural research station, and a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. The site has a visitors center, a walking tour, cemetery, and holds events throughout the year. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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