Colorado Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Adams, Alva, Camp, Colorado – At Denver.
Alva Adams, Camp, Colorado – At Denver.

Brent, Fort, Colorado – Same as Bent’s Fort.

Cajon Camp, Colorado – Fifteen miles from Cajon Pass.
Collins Fort, Colorado – Now town of that name, Larimer County
Colorado State Soldiers’ Home, Monte Vista, Colorado.
Crawford Fort, Colorado – On the Uncompahgre.

Garland Fort, Colorado – On Utah Creek, Costilla County; now town of that name; first called Fort Massachusetts

Lewis Fort, Colorado – At Pagosa Springs, San Juan River.
Logan Fort, Colorado – Ten miles from Denver.
Lupton Fort, Colorado – Weld County; now town of that name.
Lyon (old). Fort, Colorado – On Arkansas River, near Bents Fort; name changed to Fort Wise.
Lyon (new). Fort, Colorado – On the Arkansas River, 3 miles below Purgatory River.

Massachusetts Fort, Colorado – On Utah Creek, 2 miles from Fort Garland.
Morgan Fort, Colorado – South fork of Platte River, Morgan County; now town of that name.

Pagosa Springs Fort at, Colorado – Fort Lewis.
Pikes Peak Reservation, Colorado – Signal Service Reservation.
Pueblo Fort at, Colorado – Fort Reynolds.

Rankin Camp, Colorado – At Julesburg; name changed to Fort Sedgwick.
Reynolds Fort, Colorado – On the Arkansas, 2 miles from Boonesville.
Roubideau’s Fort, Colorado.

St. Vrains, Fort, Colorado – South fork of Platte River; present site of town of same name.
Sedgwick Fort, Colorado – South fork of Platte River; first named Camp Rankin.

Uncompahgre Cantonment, Colorado – Name changed to Fort Crawford.
Union Camp, Colorado – At Denver.

Wardwell Camp, Colorado – Name changed to Fort Morgan.
Williams Fort, Colorado – On Arkansas River.
Wise Fort, Colorado – Name changed to Fort Lyon.



MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 27 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado/colorado-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Aug 4th, 2012


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