Fort Marcy Ruins - Santa Fe, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 43

Long Description:
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.
Street address:
Kearney Avenue
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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