Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca, established 1877

Arizona Highway 90 at milepost 314
marks old north gate to Fort Huachuca
Huachuca City, Cochise County, Arizona
31.618083, -110.335750

Historical Significance:     
The fort was established March 3, 1877, to bring law and order to the Arizona Territory. From 1913 until 1933, the fort was the base for the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. Well into the 21st century, Fort Huachuca is a United States Army installation.

The plaque reads, “Fort Huachuca (1877) / Situated on the southern route to the Pacific Ocean, it brought law and order to the Arizona Territory, protecting settlers, miners, travelers and immigrants. Its troops won the surrender of Geronimo. Generals Pershing and Wood served here. / As the army’s electronic electronic proving ground Huachuca alone of all our military posts remains on active status. / Erected by the Arizona Society / Daughters of the American Revolution / 1957.”

March 6, 1957

Arizona State Society, DAR

A snapshot of the plaque for Fort Huachuca. Marker text is in the body of this page.
Fort Huachuca plaque, undated image.
A snapshot of a concrete and stone marker in the mid-ground of a desert setting.
Marker, March 2019.
A snapshot of the marker in a setting with a saguaro cactus, two ocotillo, and other plants.
Marker, March 2019.
A snapshot of the marker and plaque. Marker text is in the body of this page.
Marker, March 2019.


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