#1045 Camp Lockett


#1045 Camp Lockett

Site information:

On Shannon Rd south of Moore Rd, CampoS

Site encompasses a large area of buildings. 


Plaque information:

State plaque is located on private property. Limited visiting hours may exist.

32.603225, -116.465439

Plaque text:

Site of Camp Lockett

After the Civil War many African American army units reorganized for duty during reconstruction, Indian wars, and survey expeditions of Western territories. Camp Lockett was the last installation in California to train "Buffalo Soldiers", a name given by Native Americans during the Western Indian wars. During World War II Buffalo Soldiers provided protection along the Mexican border, served in North Africa in 1944, and were broken up into service units. The era of the horse soldier ended.

Registered October 30, 2009. Dedicated October 21, 2017.

Plaque placed by California State Parks in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, John P. Squibob Chapter #1853, County of San Diego, and Camp Lockett Event and Equestrian Facility.

Registered 10/30/2009