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Fort Larned National Historic Site in Pawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Larned

 
 
Fort Larned Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2016
1. Fort Larned Marker
Inscription.

Established Oct. 22, 1859 and known as Camp on the Pawnee Fork. Name changed to Camp Alert Feb. 1, 1860, and to Fort Larned, June 1, 1860 in honor of Col. B. F. Larned, Paymaster General of the United States Army. Abandoned in 1878, and sold Mar. 13, 1884, to the Pawnee Valley Stock Breeders Association. Purchased June 28, 1902, by E. E. Frizell and Fort Larned Ranch established.
 
Location. 38° 11.271′ N, 99° 13.017′ W. Marker is in Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas, in Pawnee County. Marker is on State Highway 156 0.4 miles east of 180th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the picnic area near the park's entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1767 KS Hwy 156, Larned KS 67550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); A Soldier Town (here, next to this marker); The Frontier Army and the U.S. Mail (here, next to this marker); The Great Wagon Road to the Southwest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Who Died At Fort Larned (approx. mile away); Third Infantry Honored Dead (approx.

Fort Larned Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2016
2. Fort Larned Marker
At right, as base of the D.A.R. marker
mile away); Well, Adobe Hospital and Hospital Steward's Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doesn't Every Fort Have a Wall? (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Larned National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Larned National Historic Site. (Submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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