North Dakota Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Abercrombie, Fort, North Dakota – On Red River, 2 miles below Grahams Point, Minn.
Abraham Lincoln, Fort, North Dakota – Near Bismarck; first called Fort McKean.
Atcheson, Camp, North Dakota – On Devils Lake, Ramsey County.

Bad Lands Camp, North Dakota – West bank of Little Missouri River.
Berthold Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River, about 30 miles below the mouth of the Little Missouri River, in McLean County; now town of that name.
Big Cheyenne Agency Fort at, North Dakota – On Missouri River; Fort Berthold.
Briggs Camp, North Dakota – At Fargo.
Buford Fort, North Dakota – Near mouth of the Yellowstone River.

Clark Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River, near Mandan.
Cross Fort, North Dakota – Name changed to Fort Seward.

Grand River Agency Camp at, North Dakota – Ninety miles above Fort Sully.

Hancock Camp, North Dakota – At Edwinton.

Lincoln Fort, North Dakota – Near Bismarck.
Lincoln Abraham Fort, North Dakota – (See Fort Abraham Lincoln.)

Mandan Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River, present site of Mandan.
Monroe Camp. North Dakota – On Red River, opposite Pembina.

McKean Fort, North Dakota – Name changed to Fort A. Lincoln.

North Dakota State Soldiers’ Home, Lisbon, North Dakota.

Pembina, Fort, North Dakota – On Red River of the North; first called Fort George H. Thomas.

Ransom Fort, North Dakota – Ransom County, on Cheyenne River; now town of that name.
Rice Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River, Morton County; now town of the name.

Seward Fort, North Dakota – Near head waters of James River; first named Fort Cross.
Sisseton Fort, North Dakota – On Kettle Lake; first called Fort Wadsworth.
Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota – Now Fort Yates
Stevenson Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River, 70 miles above Bismarck.
Sykes Camp, North Dakota – At head waters of James River.

Thompson Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River at Crow Creek Agency.
Thomas Geo. H., Fort, North Dakota – Name changed to Fort Pembina.
Thompson Fort, North Dakota – On Missouri River at Crow Creek Agency.
Totten Fort, North Dakota – Benson County, southeast shore of Devils Lake.

Union Fort, North Dakota – Mouth of Yellowstone.

Yates Fort, North Dakota РAt Standing Rock Indian Agency (See Missionary Life Among the Dakota Indians)



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. 30 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/north-dakota/north-dakota-frontier-forts-prior-to-1902.htm - Last updated on Aug 4th, 2012


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