Camp Little

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Camp Little (1910-1933) - A U.S. Army camp established as Camp Nogales in 1910 in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Renamed Camp Stephen D. Little on 14 Dec 1915 after Private Stephen D. Little, who was killed in action after being mistaken for a member of one of the warring Mexican factions. Abandoned in 1933. Popularly known as Camp Little.

Camp Little Marker Locale
Camp Little Marker Text
Ceremony for Private Stephen Little in Nogales on 29 Nov 1915.


A U.S. Army camp established as Camp Nogales in November 1910 in response to Mexican political problems along the border. In 1916 the post responded to Pancho Villa’s raids into the U.S. with a rapid build-up that brought over 10,000 troops to the post within two weeks. The World War I strength reaching a peak of 12,000 men on the post. After the war, the post population was reduced to less than 1,000 men. The camp was abandoned on 5 May 1933.

Current Status

Nogales City Hall Complex, Site of Camp Little

Marker and some repurposed buildings remain in Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Map point is the marker location in the City Hall complex.

Location: 777 North Grand Ave., Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Maps & Images

Lat: 31.34623 Long: -110.93110

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  • Elevation: 3,817'

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Visited: 9 Mar 2015

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