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#54:  Fort Stockton

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Location:

At top of hill, intersection of Presidio and Cosoy, San Diego

32.7574,-117.194121

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

The cement block shown in photos 3 and 4 may or may not be a remnant from the original fort.


Plaque Text:

Fort Stockton

Fortified briefly by Carlos Carrillo in 1838, this site became Fort Dupont (July – November 1846)) after American forces took Old Town during the Mexican War, retaken and held briefly by the Californios, if fell once more to the Americans, who renamed it Fort Stockton and used it as campaign headquarters for ending the Californio revolt in early 1847. The Mormon battalion stayed here later that year. The post was abandoned on September 25, 1848.

California registered historical landmark No. 54

First registered December 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego City Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, August 3, 1991.



©2009 David Schmitt