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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Commissary

 
 
Old Commissary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
1. Old Commissary Marker
Inscription.  This building, on the N.W. bastion of the wall, was the commissary of the fort. Built in 1839, used until 1871 when the fort was abandoned as a military post. From 1861-65 it served as a hospital, guard house, and refuge, now a museum.

Erected as a public service by The Noon Civics Club
 
Erected 1936 by The Noon Civics Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 35° 23.365′ N, 94° 25.808′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on Parker Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Within the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bastion That Never Was (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer’s Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guardhouse, 1849-1871 (about 300 feet away,
Old Commissary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
2. Old Commissary Marker
measured in a direct line); The Women’s Jail, 1872-1888 (about 300 feet away); The Flagstaff (about 300 feet away); Old Federal Building (about 300 feet away); Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Old Commissary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
3. Old Commissary Marker
Inside Old Commissary Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
4. Inside Old Commissary Museum
Inside Old Commissary Museum image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
5. Inside Old Commissary Museum
Old Commissary image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
6. Old Commissary
From inside Old Commissary looking out to Fort Smith grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 13, 2012
7. From inside Old Commissary looking out to Fort Smith grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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