Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
"0" Mile Post General Crook Trail
Erected 1981 by Arizona State Parks Board and Arizonal Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 34° 33.851′ N, 111° 51.118′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from East Hollamon Street, 0.3 miles North Montezuma Well Road (Arizona Route 260). Located at Fort Verde State Park. Take State Route 260 to Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East 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. The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (here, next to this marker); Fort Verde State Historic Park (here, next to this marker); Officers’ Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Married Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagpole & Administration Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Site of Married Officers’ Quarters (about 500 feet away); Surgeon’s Quarters (about 600 feet away); Wales Arnold (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Verde.
More about this marker. There is another segment of trail from Fort Apache to Fort San Carlos. Ray "Burger" Stevens, San Carlos Apache, pointed it out to me some years ago. That trace in places gives one appreciation for what humans, horses and well-built wagons can accomplish.
Also see . . .
1. The General Crook Trail. Coconino National Forest website gives the history of the trail with added photos, hiking information and a trail map of a section of the trail. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
2. Fort Verde State Historic Park. The state parks website gives the history and activities of the Fort along with a video. Allow 8 minutes for watching. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,732 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.