Fort Tejon

Fort Tejon (HM12J)

Location: Lebec, CA 93243 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.394', W 118° 53.73'

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This military post was established by the United States Army on June 24, 1854, to suppress stock rustling and for the protection of Indians in the San Joaquin Valley. As regimental headquarters of the First Dragoons, Fort Tej?n was an important military, social, and political center. Camels for transportation were introduced here in 1858. The fort was abandoned September 11, 1864.
HM NumberHM12J
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number129
Year Placed1954
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks commission, Kern County Historical Society, Ft. Tejon Parlor 289 Native Daughters of the Golden West, Bakersfield Parlor 42 Native Sons of the Golden West, Kern County Museum
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 326755 N 3860624
Decimal Degrees34.87323333, -118.89550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.394', W 118° 53.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 23.64" N, 118° 53' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4169-4173 Fort Tejon Rd, Lebec CA 93243, US
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