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Monument in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Stone Fort

 
 
Old Stone Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2017
1. Old Stone Fort Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is the
property of the State of Colorado
_____
Due south 610 feet is the
Old Stone Fort
built at the pioneer home of
David McShane. Constructed as a
defense against Arapaho and Cheyenne
raiders. it was a refuge used in
1865-1868 by the following pioneer
families of the upper Monument valley:

Guire
Brown Jackson Shideler
Chandler McShane Teachout
Davidson Oldham Walker
DeMasters Roberts Watkins
Faulkner Simpson Welty
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Erected 1950 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by the Zebulon Pike and Kinnikinnik Chapters, D. A. R., and by citizens of the Monument region.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.888′ N, 104° 52.588′ W. Marker is in Monument, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Davidson Street south of Colorado Route 105. Touch for map. The boulder and marker were moved across Davidson Street when the nearby shopping area was built. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18255 Davidson Street, Monument CO 80132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Old Stone Fort Marker looking south toward ruins. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2017
2. Old Stone Fort Marker looking south toward ruins.
The street leading to the owner's home and ruins is marked "No Trespassing."
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. B-52D Stratofortress (approx. 5 miles away); United States Air Force Academy (approx. 9 miles away); Southwest Rises The Summit of Pikes Peak (approx. 9.1 miles away); Test Your Bird I.Q. (approx. 14.6 miles away); Well-traveled Water (approx. 14.6 miles away); The Making of America's Mountain (approx. 14.6 miles away); A Mountain of Many Names (approx. 14.6 miles away); Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Stone Fort. The ruins of the fort are on private land.
 
Also see . . .  Pioneers 'fort' up near Monument (blog) - includes photos. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View from plaque looking north towards Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Rescue station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2017
3. View from plaque looking north towards Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Rescue station.
Old Stone Fort Marker and stone. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2017
4. Old Stone Fort Marker and stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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