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Near Mitchell in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867

1864 - 1867

 
 
Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 Marker
Inscription. In 1909 Nebraska State Surveyor Robert Harvey surveyed the Fort Mitchell site documenting the location of the fort for the Nebraska State Historical Society. Mr. Harvey’s site sketch is partially shown to the right.
The granite Oregon Trail marker was placed on the Oregon Trail in 1923. The original location of the Oregon Trail marker was on the Oregon Trail, 279 feet at an azimuth of 289º to the NW from the brass cap below. Both markers were originally installed on the north shoulder of the highway and relocated to this site in 2012.
The NW corner of Fort Mitchell is located 127 feet at and azimuth of 191º to the SW from the brass cap. The Fort Mitchell site was probably obliterated and used for embankment for the west highway approach to the Concrete Arch River Bridge in 1920.
 
Erected by Ridgeway Family.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 51.948′ N, 103° 43.657′ W. Marker is near Mitchell, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 92 and Hunt Dairy Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 92. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180397 Nebraska Route 92, Mitchell NE 69357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
2. Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott's Bluff Pony Express Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Way West (approx. 2.3 miles away); The River Route (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scott Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eroding Landmark (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Bullwhackers (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saddle Rock Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mitchell and Pony Express Station - Visit the Scotts Bluff Area. This is an audio narrative, and part of an area auto tour. (Submitted on December 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
“North West / Corner / Fort / Mitchell” stake image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
3. “North West / Corner / Fort / Mitchell” stake
Oregon Trail marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
4. Oregon Trail marker
Oregon
Trail

Marked by
the State of
and the City of
Scotts Bluff
1923
Northwest corner of
old Fort Mitchell
bears s. 48º 27 E 330
feet distant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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