Fort Dodge (2)
Fort Dodge (2) (1850-1853) - A U.S. Army post established in 1850 as Fort Clarke by Captain Samuel Wood, 6th U.S. Infantry in Webster County, Iowa. First named for Colonel Newman S. Clarke and renamed Fort Dodge 25 Jun 1851 after Colonel Henry Dodge, 1st U.S. Dragoons. Abandoned in 1853, when its garrison was transferred to Fort Ridgely.
Fort Dodge (2) History
Abandoned 1 Jun 1853 and sold in 1854 to the former post sutler William Williams who then laid out the town of Fort Dodge.
Unknown in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa
Location: Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.
Maps & Images
Lat: 42.5058333 Long: -94.1927778
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 285
- Frazer, Robert W., Forts of the West, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1965, ISBN 0-8061-1250-6, page 49