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Near McDermitt in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort McDermitt

 
 
Fort McDermitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roy Tuason, August 25, 2017
1. Fort McDermitt Marker
Inscription. Established in 1865, Fort McDermitt was originally called Quinn River Camp #33 on the East Fork, then renamed in honor of Lt. Col. Charles McDermitt who died while fighting American Indians. The fort consisted of several adobe, stone, and frame buildings surrounding a square. Its purpose was to protect the Virginia City-Quinn River Valley-Oregon road. Twenty four years of operation made it the longest-serving active army fort in Nevada. Its troops participated in the Modoc War and in conflicts with the Bannock and Shoshone Tribes. It was the last of the Nevada army posts in service when converted into an American Indian reservation school in 1889.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 144.)
 
Location. 41° 56.575′ N, 117° 42.457′ W. Marker is near McDermitt, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 and S Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 95. Touch for map. The marker is located just south of the Red Mountain Travel Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dermitt NV 89421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
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Fort McDermitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roy Tuason, August 25, 2017
2. Fort McDermitt Marker
 Wikipedia Article on Fort McDermitt. Fort McDermit (or Fort McDermitt) was an American fort in Nevada. It was established on August 14, 1865, by Captain J. C. Doughty, of Company I of the 2nd Regiment California Volunteer Cavalry, on orders of Lt. Col. Charles McDermit, Commander, Military District Nevada, as the Quinn River Camp No. 33. It was located near Quinn River Station on the East Fork of the Quinn River. (Submitted on August 26, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Nevada State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Roy Tuason, August 25, 2017
3. Nevada State Seal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Roy Tuason of Sunnyvale, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2017, by Roy Tuason of Sunnyvale, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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