Fort Reno

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Other Names:  Fort Connor

Dates used: 1865 - 1868

Location of Fort: Kaycee, WY

Use: Military





Established on August 14, 1865 on the left bank of the Powder River about 4 miles below the mouth of Dry Fork.  The fort was to protect the Bozeman Trail and to act as a supply base for Connor's campaign in 1865.  It was abandoned on August 18, 1868 as a result of the Laramie Treaty of 1868.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

Custer's Luck

Fighting Cheyennes

Life of George Bent

Sioux Indian Wars

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