Fort Dodge (2)

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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

Established 2 Aug 1850 by Captain Samuel Wood, 6th U.S. Infantry as an open plan post.

Abandoned 1 Jun 1853 and sold in 1854 to the former post sutler William Williams who then laid out the town of Fort Dodge.

Current Status

Unknown in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Dodge Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1996648
  • Location: Webster County, Iowa, US, FIPS Code: 19187
  • Latitude: 42.5058333, Longitude: -94.1927778, Elevation: 1083 Map: Fort Dodge North
  • As Of: 16 Sep 2003
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.

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Lat: 42.5058333 Long: -94.1927778

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