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Fort Stockton

 
 
Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
1. Fort Stockton Marker
Inscription. Fortified briefly by Carlos Carrillo in 1838. This site became Fort Dupont (July –November 1846) after American forces took Old Town during the Mexican War. Retaken and held briefly by the Californios, it fell once more to the Americans, who renamed it Fort Stockton and used it as campaign headquarters for ending the Californio Revolt in early 1847. The Mormon Battalion stayed here later that year. The post was abandoned on September 25, 1848.
 
Erected 1991 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego City Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus, August 3, 1991. (Marker Number 54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.563′ N, 117° 11.519′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Presidio Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the top of the hill west of Presidio Drive in Presidio Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George White Marston (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Junipero Serra Museum
Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
2. Fort Stockton Marker
(about 500 feet away); San Diego Presidio Site (about 700 feet away); Sylvester Pattie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mormon Battalion at San Diego (approx. 0.2 miles away); Services of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Regarding Fort Stockton. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.54) Originally registered on December 6, 1932
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Military Museum:: Fort DuPont and Fort Stockton. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. California State Military Museum: Fort Stockton. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Fort Stockton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. Fort Stockton Marker
Fort Stockton image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
4. Fort Stockton
Fort Stockton State Historic Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
5. Fort Stockton State Historic Landmark Directional Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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