Fort Halleck

Fort Halleck (HM1SR8)

Location: Elk Mountain, WY 82324 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 41.934', W 106° 31.386'

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Established July 20, 1962. Located west of the Medicine Bow River at the north base of Elk Mountain. The site was selected by and the post built under the command of Major John O'Ferrall, 11th Ohio Cavalry. It was established to protect the Overland Trail, the Denver-Salt Lake stage route, and the telegraph line from the Indians. Named for Major General Henry W. Halleck. Abandoned on July 4, 1866. The military reservation was transferred to the Interior Department on October, 11, 1886.

Dedicated to the men of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. F. Mahannah is but one of the many stationed at Fort Halleck, 1862-1865. His name is one of many found carved in the nearby bluffs.
HM NumberHM1SR8
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Date Added Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 373265 N 4617467
Decimal Degrees41.69890000, -106.52310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.934', W 106° 31.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 56.04" N, 106° 31' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Elk Mountain WY 82324, US
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