Fort Benson

Fort Benson (HMYFK)

Location: Colton, CA 92324 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 3.675', W 117° 17.259'

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This is the site of an adobe fortification erected about 1856-57 by the "Independent" faction in a dispute with the Mormons over a land title. The fort was maintained for about a year. This also is the site of the Indian village of Jumuba, and Jedediah Smith camped here in January 1827.
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HM NumberHMYFK
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
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Marker Number617
Year Placed1935
Placed ByLugonia Parlor No, 241, N.D.G.W and Arrowhead Parlor No. 110, N.S.G.W
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 473455 N 3768984
Decimal Degrees34.06125000, -117.28765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.675', W 117° 17.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 40.50" N, 117° 17' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)909, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 627-639 S Hunts Ln, Colton CA 92324, US
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