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San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Rosecrans

 
 
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By Kevin W.
1. Fort Rosecrans Marker
Inscription. President Millard Fillmore's executive order of 1852 created a U. S. Preserve on Point Loma. From 1870 to 1873 the coast artillery corpsmen evicted whalers from the site in order to begin the military installation. In 1899 it was named for William S. Rosecrans, Civil War General and California Congressman. Major fortifications were constructed in 1891-1903 and 1941-1943. Transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1957, it became a submarine support facility.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 62

First registered Dec. 8, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, March 21, 1993.
 
Erected 1993 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 41.013′ N, 117° 14.212′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Guijarros Road on Rosecrans Street. Touch for map. This Marker is located inside Naval Base Point Loma. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Kevin W.
2. Fort Rosecrans Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Fort Guijarros Site (a few steps from this marker); Ballast Point Whaling Station Site (a few steps from this marker); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (a few steps from this marker); Cabrillo Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Moreton Bay Fig (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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