Fort Halleck ~ 46
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 48.521 W 115° 20.166
11T E 640343 N 4518851
Quick Description: Fort Halleck was established in 1867 in an area east of present-day Elko, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2012 8:02:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMDJM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 7

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 46
Erected June 2, 1939
Fort Halleck
Located about 500 feet south of this marker
Established July 27, 1867 by Captain S.P.
Smith, built by the 200 soldiers under his
command and named in honor of General
H.W. Halleck, commanding the division of
the Pacific. The first buildings were of
adobe bricks. Hospital and other buildings
were later built of wood. Built for a two
company post, one infantry and one cavalry.
Used as a base for explorations. Lieutenant
Whipple made several trips through central
and southern Nevada, accompanied by guards
from this post, to map and secure military
information.
Elko County Company
Marker Name: Fort Halleck

Marker Number: 46

Marker Text:
See Long Description


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