Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
First Commanding Officer's Quarters (101)
The log quarters leaked and were drafty, and were gradually replaced by frame, and then in some cases, stone buildings. This cabin continued to be used as housing for junior officers throughout the Fort period. In the 1920's and '30s the cabin housed teachers for the Theodore Roosevelt School, and later was the home of the tribal trapper.
In 1969 the log cabin became the first home of the White Mountain Apache Tribe's Cultural Center and Museum. It was restored in 1994.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 33° 47.46′ N, 109° 59.457′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is at the intersection of General Crook Street and Scout Street, on the left when traveling east on General Crook Street. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Apache AZ 85926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain's Quarters (102 and 103) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks Row (about 400 feet away); Girls' Dormitory (120) (about 500 feet away); Parade Ground (about 500 feet away); Commanding Officers' Quarters (104) (about 500 feet away); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 600 feet away); T.R. School Cafeteria (119) (about 600 feet away); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Apache.
More about this marker. All visitors to Fort Apache Historic Park must first register and pay admission at the Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Apache Historic Park. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters - General Crook's Log Cabin. The Fort Apache Walking (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
3. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe gives the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.