Fort Phil Kearny

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Other Names:  Fort Carrington, New Fort Reno

Dates used: 1866 - 1868

Location of Fort: Story, WY

Use: Military


N: 44-31.992

W: 106-49.692

Established on July 13, 1866 near the juncture of Big and Little Piney Creeks to protect the Bozeman Trail.  The post was abandoned on July 31, 1868 as a result of the 1868 Laramie Treaty.  The fort was burned by the Indians immediately after it was evacuated.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

Custer's Luck

Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Wars of the West

Sioux Indian Wars

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