Fort Garland in Costilla County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
property of the State of Colorado
United States military outpost
to protect settlers from
hostile Indians. Named for
Brig. Gen. John Garland
Commander of this district in 1858
Established 1858. Abandoned 1883
Commanded by Col. Kit Carson 1866-7
Erected 1930 by Historical Society of Colorado, Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and Huajatolla Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 37° 25.455′ N, 105° 25.895′ W. Marker is in Fort Garland, Colorado, in Costilla County. Marker is on State Highway 159 0.2 miles south of U.S. 160, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland CO 81133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Garland / Buffalo Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Costilla County Veterans Memorial "The Magic Dog" (approx. 10.1 miles away); On Sacred Ground (approx. 10.1 miles away); Welcome "Caminante" to ... (approx. 10.1 miles away); ... Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Fort Garland. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 25, 2009.)
2. Fort Garland Museum. (Submitted on September 25, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Buffalo Soldiers, Ute Indians
Categories. • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.