Fort Larned National Historic Site

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Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Larned.jpg
Fort Larned Flagpole and Commissary Building
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located in Kansas
Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located in the United States
Fort Larned National Historic Site
LocationPawnee County, Kansas, Kansas route 156, USA
Nearest cityLarned, Kansas
Coordinates38°10′59″N 99°13′05″W / 38.18306°N 99.21806°W / 38.18306; -99.21806Coordinates: 38°10′59″N 99°13′05″W / 38.18306°N 99.21806°W / 38.18306; -99.21806
Area718 acres (2.91 km²)
Built1860
ArchitectQuartermaster Dept., U.S. Army
Visitation31,551 (2005)
NRHP reference #66000107[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966
Designated NHSAugust 31, 1964

Fort Larned National Historic Site is a place that preserves Fort Larned. Fort Larned was a fort that was used from 1859 to 1878. It is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west of Larned, Kansas, United States.

History[change | change source]

The Camp on Pawnee Fork was built on October 22, 1859. it was created to protect people along the Santa Fe Trail from angry American Indians.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. "History and Culture". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-12-16.

Other websites[change | change source]

Official Websites
Articles
National Register of Historic Places
Historic American Buildings Survey
County Maps