Sierra Vista in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Military • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 31° 33.028′ N, 110° 21.894′ W. Marker is in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of Grierson Avenue and Boyd Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Grierson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Huachuca AZ 85613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apache Scout Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Soldier Legacy Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ice Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Counter Intelligence Corp Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alvarado Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); RC – 12G Crazyhorse (approx. 1.7 miles away); U. S. Army Mohawk (OV -1D) Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sierra Vista.
Regarding Fort Huachuca. Fort Huachuca was designated as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976:
Statement of Significance:
Founded in 1877, this cavalry outpost played a prominent role in subduing the last significant Indian group ranging free of reservation restraints: The Chiracahua Apache led by Geronimo. Fort Huachuca also served as headquarters for the Army's four all-Black regiments. The fort survives today as an active military installation.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Huachuca Article on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. The History of Fort Huachuca. From the website of Fort Huachuca, U.S. Army. (Submitted on March 8, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on March 8, 2010. 5. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.