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Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of Old Blockhouse

1838 - 1860

 
 
Site of Old Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
1. Site of Old Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  This wall was built in 1827 as a defence against the Indians
 
Erected 1917 by Capt. Jesse Leavenworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 39° 21.329′ N, 94° 55.021′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Scott Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zais Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Leigh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (about 500 feet away); First Capital of Kansas Territory (about 800 feet away); The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Ignatius Chapel (Building 170) (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Riding Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
 
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Leavenworth. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
1827 Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
2. 1827 Wall Marker
Site of Old Blockhouse and Wall Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
3. Site of Old Blockhouse and Wall Markers
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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