Fort McDermitt

Fort McDermitt (HM213W)

Location: McDermitt, NV 89421 Humboldt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 56.575', W 117° 42.457'

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Established in 1865, Fort McDermitt was originally called Quinn River Camp #33 on the East Fork, then renamed in honor of Lt. Col. Charles McDermitt who died while fighting American Indians. The fort consisted of several adobe, stone, and frame buildings surrounding a square. Its purpose was to protect the Virginia City-Quinn River Valley-Oregon road. Twenty four years of operation made it the longest-serving active army fort in Nevada. Its troops participated in the Modoc War and in conflicts with the Bannock and Shoshone Tribes. It was the last of the Nevada army posts in service when converted into an American Indian reservation school in 1889.
HM NumberHM213W
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office
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Date Added Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 441344 N 4643680
Decimal Degrees41.94291667, -117.70761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.575', W 117° 42.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 34.5" N, 117° 42' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-95, McDermitt NV 89421, US
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