Near Wallace in Wallace County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The fort was located about two miles to the southeast of this marker. Abandoned in 1882, nothing is now visible of the stone and wood buildings where once more than 300 men were stationed.
Just north of where the fort once stood, the old post cemetery still exists, enclosed by stone walls within the Wallace Township Cemetery. In 1867 U.S. soldiers erected a monument as a tribute to their comrades who had been killed in action and buried there. Although the soldiers' remains were later moved to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, the monument still stands in their honor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 54.617′ N, 101° 34.966′ W. Marker is near Wallace, Kansas, in Wallace County. Marker is on U.S. 40 at milepost 25.5, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the Fort Wallace Museum, east of Wallace city limits. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallace KS 67761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Camp Pond Creek & Fort Wallace on the BOD (within shouting distance of this marker).
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