Stone Barracks

Stone Barracks (HM1DC1)

Location: Fairfax, MN 55332 Nicollet County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.203', W 94° 44.047'

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Stone Barracks

The immense stone barracks was the most impressive building at Fort Ridgely. Measuring 235 feet by 40 feet and two stories high, it could house as many as 400 enlisted men. Its two-foot-thick walls were made of rectangular granite blocks set in mortar. When settlers poured into the fort seeking protection during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict, they were housed in this building. Here soldiers fired through the rear windows at Dakota warriors emerging from the northeast ravine.

Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely
HM NumberHM1DC1
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota Historical Society series, and the Minnesota: Fort Ridgely Interpretive Series series.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield, Fort, Military Installation, Monument, Park
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMinnesota Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 362031 N 4923693
Decimal Degrees44.45338333, -94.73411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.203', W 94° 44.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 12.1800" N, 94° 44' 2.8200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)507
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 570 Co Hwy 30, Fairfax MN 55332, US
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