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Kansas Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Alert, Camp, Kansas – Name changed to Fort Larned.
Atkinson, Fort, Kansas – On Arkansas River, in Ford County.
Aubrey, Fort, Kansas – On Arkansas River.

Bateman Camp, Kansas – Near Fort Leavenworth.
Beecher Camp, Kansas – Near mouth of Little Arkansas River, established as Camp Davidsons.
Blair Fort, Kansas – At Baxter Springs.
Bull Creek Camp Kansas – Near Paola, Miami County.
Butterfield Camp, Kansas – Name changed to Camp Beecher.

Davidson Camp, Kansas – Near mouth of Little River; name changed to Camp Beecher.
Dodge Fort, Kansas – Ford County; now town of that name.
Downers Station, Kansas – Fifty miles east of Monument.

Ellsworth Fort Kansas – On Smoky Hill River: name changed to Fort Harker.

Fletcher Fort, Kansas – On Big Creek; name changed to Fort Hays.

Grierson Camp, Kansas – On the Little Arkansas River.

Harker Fort, Kansas – On Smoky Hill River, first called Fort Ellsworth.
Hays, Fort, Kansas – On Big Creek; first called Fort Fletcher.
Hoffman Camp, Kansas- Near Fort Leavenworth.

Kansas State Soldiers’ Home – At Fort Dodge, Kansas.

Lane Fort, Kansas – At Barnesville.
Larned Fort, Kansas – On Pawnee Fork; first called Camp Alert.
Leavenworth Arsenal, Kansas – At Fort Leavenworth.
Leavenworth Fort, Kansas – Three miles from Leavenworth City.
Leavenworth Military Prison, Kansas – At Fort Leavenworth.
Leavenworth Fort National Cemetery, Kansas – At Fort Leavenworth.
Leedy Camp, Kansas – At Topeka.
Lincoln Fort, Kansas – On Osage River, 10 miles south of Fort Scott.

Magruder Camp, Kansas – On Arkansas River.
Mann Fort, Kansas – Twenty miles from Fort Atkinson.

Mackay Fort, Kansas – On Arkansas River.

Pond Creek Camp, Kansas – Name changed to Fort Wallace.

Riley Fort, Kansas – Near Junction City; first called Camp Centre.
Roach Fort, Kansas – Southern border of Neosho County.

Scott Fort, Kansas – Bourbon County; now town of that name.
Scott Fort National Cemetery, Kansas – In Bourbon County.

Thompson Camp, Kansas – Near Fort Leavenworth.

Wallace Fort, Kansas – South fork of Smoky Hill River.
Western Branch National Military Home, Kansas – Leavenworth County.

Zarah Fort, Kansas – On Walnut Creek, 2 miles above its month.


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