Fort Collins

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Other Names:  Camp Collins

Dates used: 1863 - 1867

Location of Fort: Fort Collins, CO

Use: Military




Established in the fall of 1863  near the Overland stage station on the Cache la Poudre River.  A disastrous flood on the night of June 9, 1864 made the military relocate on higher ground.  The city of Fort Collins was developed around the fort and the post was abandoned in the spring of 1867.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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