Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Pilot Hill – overlooking Piney and Little Piney Creek Valleys, the Bozeman Road, the Sullivant Ridge with its wood roads was a constantly manned lookout. From this post the sentry signaled to the Fort news of events as they occurred – how the wood detail progressed, what travelers fared the Bozeman Road, where and how a skirmish was developing, who was in desperate need of reinforcements.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 44° 31.968′ N, 106° 49.64′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at Fort Phil Kearny. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cemetery Site (here, next to this marker); Fort Phil Kearny (here, next to this marker); The Bozeman Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Fort Kearny Sawmills (a few steps from this marker); A monument Honoring John “Portugee” PhillipsSite of a Sawmill (a few steps from this marker); Touring the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a map showing the locations of Pilot Hill Picket Post and Fort Phil Kearny. Below this is a picture of a horseman in front of the fort with Pilot Hill in the background.
Also see . . . Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.