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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss

 
 
Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
1. Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss Marker
Inscription. When the U.S. Army returned to this area after the Civil War, conditions proved undesirable at the prewar post, Fort Bliss at Magoffinsville. In 1868 the garrison moved to this location, then part of the Concordia Ranch. The new post was named Camp Concordia. Two barracks and other adobe structures were built. In 1869 the camp was renamed Fort Bliss. Despite poor living conditions it remained active until 1876. Troops were then withdrawn, only to return within a year. This is the third of six sites of U.S. Army posts in the El Paso area.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4740.)
 
Location. 31° 46.53′ N, 106° 26.687′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of North Martinez Street and Rosa Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Martinez Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the surface streets directly below the elevated roads of Patriot Freeway (Interstate 100/US-54). The GPS coordinates will place the marker on the southbound on ramp to Patriot Freeway, rather than underneath it. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry C. Trost (about
Wide view of the Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
2. Wide view of the Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss Marker
800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victoriano Huerta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Urbici Soler (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Concordia Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Henry O. Flipper (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Bliss | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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