South Dakota Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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Bennett Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, at the Cheyenne Agency; now town of that name.
Big Cottonwood Creek Camp on, South Dakota – Sixty miles southwest of Pierre.

Cedar Fort, South Dakota – Twenty-eight miles above Pierre.
Cheyenne Agency Fort at, South Dakota – Fort Bennett.

Dakota Fort, South Dakota – At Sioux Falls, on Big Sioux River.
Dewey George, Camp, South Dakota – At Sioux Falls.

George Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, 20 miles below Pierre.

James Fort, South Dakota – On James River, at its junction with Shell Creek

Lookout Fort, South Dakota – On Missouri River, about 40 miles below Pierre.

Meade Fort, South Dakota – On Bear Butte Creek, near Sturgis; first called Camp Ruhlen.

Pierre Fort, South Dakota – Stanley County; now town of that name; on Missouri River, opposite Pierre.
Pine Ridge Agency Camp at, South Dakota.
Ponca or Ponka Fort, South Dakota – Missouri River at the Ponca Agency.

Randall, Fort, South Dakota – Gregory County, on Missouri River, near Nebraska border; now town of that name.
Ruhlen Camp, South Dakota – Now Fort Meade.

South Dakota State Soldiers’ Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Spotted Tail Agency, South Dakota – On White River, 8 miles west of the mouth of Beaver Creek

Whetstone Agency, South Dakota – On Missouri River, 30 miles from Fort Randall.



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


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