Fort Marcy Ruins - Santa Fe, NM
Posted by: heringermr
N 35° 41.410 W 105° 55.853
13S E 415773 N 3949983
Quick Description: On a hill overlooking downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2007 9:19:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM288B
The remains of Fort Marcy on the hill above Santa Fe consist of mounds of earth several feet high tracing the outline of the adobe fortification. There is now an apartment complex northwest of the remaining mounds.
This Certified Site of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail is located in the Santa Fe Historic District. The earthen fort was large enough to accommodate 1,000 soldiers. It was never completed and was abandoned in 1868. Fort Marcy symbolizes the Americn conquest. Situated on a hill above town, it was built by the US Army under General Stephen W. Kearny in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa Fe. It was the 1st military post in what later became the Mexican cession.
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
County / Borough / Parish: Santa Fe
Year listed: 1975
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Military
Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874
Historic function: Defense Fortification
Current function: Recreation And Culture, Outdoor Recreation
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Privately owned?: Not Listed
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 1: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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