Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss

Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss (HM1AJC)

Location: El Paso, TX 79905 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 46.53', W 106° 26.687'

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When the U.S. Army returned to this area after the Civil War, conditions proved undesirable at the prewar post, Fort Bliss at Magoffinsville. In 1868 the garrison moved to this location, then part of the Concordia Ranch. The new post was named Camp Concordia. Two barracks and other adobe structures were built. In 1869 the camp was renamed Fort Bliss. Despite poor living conditions it remained active until 1876. Troops were then withdrawn, only to return within a year. This is the third of six sites of U.S. Army posts in the El Paso area.
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HM NumberHM1AJC
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Year Placed1982
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 363194 N 3516460
Decimal Degrees31.77550000, -106.44478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.53', W 106° 26.687'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 31.80" N, 106° 26' 41.22" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 N Martinez St, El Paso TX 79905, US
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