Fort Yuma

Fort Yuma (HMY56)

Location: Winterhaven, CA 92283 Imperial County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 43.945', W 114° 37.059'

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Originally called Camp Calhoun, the site was first used as a U.S. Military Post in 1849. A fire destroyed the original buildings. By 1855 the barracks had been rebuilt. Called Camp Yuma in 1852 it became Fort Yuma after reconstruction. Transferred to the Department of the Interior and thre Quechan Indian Tribe in 1884, it became a boarding school operated by the Catholic Church until 1900.
HM NumberHMY56
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number806
Year Placed1989
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Quechan Tribe and John P. Squibob Chapter No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 723245 N 3624133
Decimal Degrees32.73241667, -114.61765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.945', W 114° 37.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 56.70" N, 114° 37' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-482 Quechan Rd, Winterhaven CA 92283, US
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