Log Buildings

Log Buildings (HM1DRC)

Location: Fairfax, MN 55332 Nicollet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.233', W 94° 44.044'

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Log Buildings

Five log buildings stood in a row behind the barracks. They were among the earliest structures erected at the post to serve as officers' homes until regular quarters were completed. Archaeological excavations indicate that the building in the center later served as the post's hospital, and records show that the one farthest east was the home of Ordnance Sergeant John Jones and his family. The other three structures may have served as housing for laundresses.

Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota: Fort Ridgely Interpretive Series series, and the Minnesota Historical Society series.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePark, Monument, Military Installation, Fort, Battlefield
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMinnesota Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:52pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 362036 N 4923749
Decimal Degrees44.45388333, -94.73406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.233', W 94° 44.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 13.9800" N, 94° 44' 2.6400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)507
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1640 Co Hwy 30, Fairfax MN 55332, US
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