Fort Hunter Liggett

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Fort Hunter Liggett (1940-Present) - A U.S. Army Fort established in 1940 as Hunter Liggett Military Reservation just before World War II in Monterey County, California. Named for Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett (Cullum 2800), who served in the Spanish American War and World War I and who was Chief of Staff to General John Pershing (Cullum 3126). Renamed Fort Hunter Liggett in 1975. Active military installation.

Fort Hunter Liggett Entrance Sign
Fort Hunter Liggett M-55 1A1 Static Tank Display
The Hurst Hacienda on Fort Hunter Liggett

Fort Hunter Liggett History

The U.S. War Department purchased over 200,000 acres of land in Monterey County in 1940 to establish a training and exercise area. Much of the land was purchased from William Randolph Hurst and included the ranch house designed by his architect, Julia Morgan. The ranch house served various functions including an officer club and visitor quarters. The post was a sub-post of Camp Roberts until 1952 and then a sub-post of Fort Ord until November 1993 when it became a United States Reserve Command base and Headquarters for the U.S. Army Combat Support Training Center.

Current Status

A 165,000 acre active military installation in Monterey County, California. Serves multi-service active and reserve components. The Ranch House today serves as a public hotel on the reservation.

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 2512470

Location: Monterey County, California.

Maps & Images

Lat: 36.0100647 Long: -121.2413359



Visited: 30 Nov 2013

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