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Fort Apache in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Adjutant's Office (117)

 
 
Adjutant's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
1. Adjutant's Office Marker
Inscription.  Built of adobe bricks in 1876, this is the third oldest surviving building at Fort Apache. Originally the Adjutant's Office (administrative office) of the post, it also served variously as post headquarters, military Post Office, telegraph office, and post library. During the military period, the main entrance was located on the west side facing the parade ground.

Rehabilitated in 2001, it continues to serve Fort Apache and surrounding communities as the U.S. Post Office.
 
Erected by Fort Apache Historical Park, White Mountain Apache Tribe.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 33° 47.503′ N, 109° 59.269′ W. Marker is in Fort Apache, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on General Crook Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Fort Apache Historic Park, 0.7 miles east of AZ-73 on Fort Apache Road.
Adjutant's Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
2. Adjutant's Office and Marker
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. Officers' Quarters (107, 108, 109) (a few steps from this marker); Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (106) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boys' Dormitory (116) (about 400 feet away); B.I.A. Club House (105) (about 400 feet away); Barracks (115) (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt School (118) (about 500 feet away); T.R. School Teachers' Quarters (112) (about 500 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 Culture Center, just to the left as you enter the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Adjutant's Office, Circa 1876. The Fort Apache Walking Tour description of the Adjutant's Office, Building 117. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

2. Fort Apache History. The White Mountain Apache Tripe tells the history of the area including photos. (Submitted on October 11, 2010.) 

3. Fort Apache. The Fort Apache Heritage Foundation Inc. history page. (Submitted on March 18, 2011.) 
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Arizona Collection, Arizona State University, CP SPC 65
Adjutant's Office (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 25, 2010
4. Adjutant's Office (East Side)
Rehabilitated in 2001, it continues to serve Fort Apache and surrounding communities as the U.S. Post Office. ZIP 85926
Adjutant's Office image. Click for full size.
circa 1927
5. Adjutant's Office
Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson #89523
Indian Scouts in front of Adjutant's Office image. Click for full size.
circa 1919
6. Indian Scouts in front of Adjutant's Office
Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson #26156
 
 
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 857 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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