Fort Niobrara (1880-1906) - Established in 1880 by Major John J. Upham (Cullum 1844), 5th U.S. Cavalry. Named after the Niobrara River. Abandoned in 1906.
Established 22 Apr 1880 to protect settlers from hostile Sioux Indians and to oversee the Spotted Tail Indian Agency.
Abandoned on 22 Oct 1906 as a military post but remained a cavalry remount station until 1911. Turned over to the Department of Interior in 1912.
Marker only. Now Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge.
Location: Cherry County, Nebraska.
Maps & Images
Lat: 42.84612 Long: -100.53374
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- Elevation: 2,562'
- 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 485.
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 84.
- USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 1832120 Historical Marker