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Near Capitan in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Stanton

 
 
Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Fort Stanton Marker
Inscription.  Established Apr., 1855 by Brig. Gnl. Garland. Named for Capt. Stanton, killed near here in fighting Apaches. One of several forts controlling Indians and aiding westward migration. Partly destroyed, 1861, before a Confederate approach, reoccupied 1863, by Volunteers.
 
Erected 1951 by Old Lincoln County Memorial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 33° 29.779′ N, 105° 31.487′ W. Marker is near Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Road 220 at milepost 13.5, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitan NM 88316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Stanton (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Stables and Corrals (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buildings 17 - 20
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(about 600 feet away); Officer’s Quarters (about 600 feet away); Chapel (about 600 feet away); Fort Stanton Medical Center (about 700 feet away); New Hospital (about 700 feet away).
 
Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Fort Stanton Marker
Fort Stanton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Fort Stanton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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