Quartermaster Complex

Quartermaster Complex (HMO67)

Location: Fort Scott, KS 66701 Bourbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.613', W 94° 42.223'

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The quartermaster was the officer responsible for a multitude of functions needed to run a military post, including supply, subsistence, construction, and repair. Most of his operation took place here, in the area called the quartermaster complex. On a typical day around 1850, a clamor of activity would have filled the air. Wagons, horses, shouting, the clang of hammer on iron, even the smell of baking bread were all part of the scene.

The complex contained a storehouse, bakery, ice house, corrals, scale house, storage yards, and a large, rectangular quadrangle consisting of workshops and warehouses. The quadrangle area included carpenter, blacksmith, wheelwright, and saddler shops, corn cribs, grain bins, and stables for oxen and mules.

Of the complex's original structures, only the quartermaster storehouse, bake house, and one other stone building survive.
HM NumberHMO67
Year Placed1998
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 350095 N 4189824
Decimal Degrees37.84355000, -94.70371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.613', W 94° 42.223'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 36.78" N, 94° 42' 13.38" W
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Area Code(s)620, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2801-2899 Buchanan St, Fort Scott KS 66701, US
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