Near Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Apache Spring provided water for the first Fort Bowie – located on the hill to your right. It has quenched many a historic thirst. Yet today, we cannot guarantee the spring's purity. Please drink only water provided at the visitor center (¼ mile).
Location. 32° 8.739′ N, 109° 26.441′ W. Marker is near Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Fort Bowie Trail 1.2 miles south of Apache Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is located along the trail at the Fort Bowie National Historic Site. For most visitors access to the fort is via a 1.5 mile hiking trail of moderate difficulty. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie AZ 85605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Fort Bowie (about Post Trader (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Apache Pass; July 15-16, 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Fort Bowie (approx. ¼ mile away); Quartermaster Storehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Chiricahua Apache Indian Agency (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cavalry Mess Hall and Kitchen (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.