Camp Floyd

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Camp Floyd (1858-1862) - A U.S. Army Camp established in 1858 during the Mormon War by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, in present day Utah County, Utah. Named after Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, who went over to the Confederate side when the U.S. Civil War began. The camp was then renamed Fort Crittenden after Senator John J. Crittenden of Kentucky. Abandoned in 1862.

Original Camp Floyd Commissary Building, now a Museum.
Fairfield Stagecoach Inn Next to Camp Floyd.
Camp Floyd State Park Entrance, Stagecoach Inn on Left, Camp Floyd Commissary Building on the Right.

History

Camp Floyd Plan.

A U.S. Army Camp established 24 Aug 1858 during the Mormon War by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, 2nd U.S. Cavalry with some 2,500 troops. The post was abandoned on 27 Jul 1861 and briefly reoccupied in 1862 but finally replaced by Fort Douglas (1) in Salt Lake City. The post property was sold and the land was turned over to the Interior Department on 22 Jul 1884.

Current Status

Camp Floyd State Historical Site, Utah County, Utah. The original Camp Floyd Quartermaster Commissary building and the Fairfield Stagecoach Inn remain and are repurposed as a museum. The post cemetery also remains at aseparate location.


Location: Camp Floyd State Historical Site, Utah County, Utah.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.25273 Long: -112.09939

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Visited: 12 Oct 2018


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