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Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
1. Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy Marker
Inscription.  Fort Marcy was constructed in 1846 at the outset of the Mexican-American War by the U.S. Army following the invasion and capture of the Mexican city of Santa Fe. The Americans built a fort atop this hill to protect the troops in the case of an uprising. The fort provided a clear view of Santa Fe and sent a message to its residents that the city had a new government.

The fort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Cultural Properties. Fort Marcy has been certified as a site along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.

Follow the sidewalk to learn more about the history and construction of Fort Marcy.

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Fort Marcy was designed as a "star fort" which allowed defenders to fire at attackers from multiple directions. You will see the ruins as you walk through the park.

This exhibit was made possible through a partnership between the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, and the National Park Service. Working to foster the appreciation and preservation of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, the National Park Service
Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
2. Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy Marker
View from the parking lot. It is the first NPS marker you see as you walk towards the Cross of the Martyrs
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Erected by Santa Fe National Historic Trail, National Park Service, City of Santa Fe and the State Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 35° 41.374′ N, 105° 55.857′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from Kearney Avenue south of Prince Avenue. Marker is located near the parking area of Cross of the Martyrs from Kearney/Prince Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Kearney Ave, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Future (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1985 (about 600 feet away); 1982 (about 600 feet away); 1976 (about 600 feet away); 1960 (about 600 feet away); 1945 (about 600 feet away); 1926 (about 600 feet away); 1912 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Marcy on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
3. Welcome to Historic Fort Marcy Marker
A duplicate marker can be found next to the Cross of the Martyrs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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