Fort Sill

Fort Sill (HMU1H)

Location: Lawton, OK 73503 Comanche County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 39.715', W 98° 23.069'

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Fort Sill was named by General Orders No. 25, HQ, Department of the Missouri, U.S. Army, on July 2, 1869. The post's name honors the memory of Brigadier General Joshua W. Sill, killed at the Battle of Stone River, Tennessee, in December, 1862. Previously referred to as "Camp on Medicine Bluff Creek" or "Camp Wichita," this frontier post was established in Indian Territory to pacify and protect Indian tribes of the Southern Great Plains.

By 1901, Indian reservations in the vicinity of Fort Sill were opened to settlement for homesteaders. As the need for frontier outposts vanished, Fort Sill survived by changing from a cavalry to an artillery center. Today, the fort's rich history is preserved in the Fort Sill Museum located within the original post buildings.

Commemorated by the Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1996-1998 Administration

Jo Ann Biffle Sterling
Oklahoma State Regent

Dedicated in 1998

Limestone donated by Dolese Bros. Co.
HM NumberHMU1H
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 556397 N 3835724
Decimal Degrees34.66191667, -98.38448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.715', W 98° 23.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 42.90" N, 98° 23' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18157 Sheridan Rd, Lawton OK 73503, US
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