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Camp Crittenden (1868-1873) - First established 4 Mar 1868 by Captain Stephen G. Whipple and first garrisoned by Company H and K, 32nd U.S. Infantry and Company C and K, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Named after Col. Thomas L. Crittenden, 32nd U.S. Infantry. Abandoned in 1873. Also known as Fort Critternden.
Camp Crittenden History
Established to protect settlers from hostile Indian attacks in 1868. Site was abandoned 1 Jun 1873 because it was unhealthy.
Roadside marker only in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Crittenden Type: Historical Class: Locale ID: 40516
- Location: Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US, FIPS Code: 04023
- Latitude: 31.6612008, Longitude: -110.7006385, Elevation: 4711 Map: Sonoita
- As Of: 27 Jun 1984
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Highway 82, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Maps & Images Lat: 31.6612008 Long: -110.7006385
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 36
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 11-12
- North American Forts - Camp Crittenden
- Wikipedia - Fort Crittenden
- Legends of America - Camp Crittenden
Visited: 2 Nov 2009
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