Arizona Forts of the American West


Officers; quarters at Fort Defiance, Arizona, Simeon Schwemberger, 1905.

Officers; quarters at Fort Defiance, Arizona, Simeon Schwemberger, 1905.

Camp Crittenden

Camp Date Creek

Camp Hualapai

Camp Naco

Fort Apache 

Fort Bowie

Fort Breckinridge (old Camp Grant) 

Fort Buchanan

Fort Defiance, Arizona

Fort Defiance, Arizona

Fort Defiance (Fort Canby)

Fort Goodwin

Fort Grant

Fort Lowell

Fort Huachuca

Fort Lowell 

Fort McDowell

Fort Meeks/Lee’s Ferry

Fort Mojave, Arizona

Fort Mojave, Arizona

Fort Mojave

Fort Thomas

Fort Verde

Fort Whipple

Presidio de San Bernardino

Presidio of Santa Cruz

Presidio of San Ignacio de Tubac

Presidio of Tucson

San Xavier del Bac Mission

Camp Naco, Arizona today by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Camp Naco, Arizona today by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

It has been my aim throughout present  operations to afford the greatest amount  of protection  to life and property  interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.

General George Crook


San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tuscon, Arizona by Carol Highsmith

San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, Arizona by Carol Highsmith

By Kathy Alexander, updated February 2021.

Also See:

American Forts Photo Gallery

Arizona Indian Battles

Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

Forts Across America

1 thought on “Arizona Forts of the American West”

  1. In the late 90s I read an article about an old abandoned army out post near Fairbank az and Contension az. ( not to be confused w/the ghost town of Contension) The fort was built on the bluffs of the San Pedro a few miles north of Fairbank. There was a parking area w/ outhouses. There was a 1/2 mile or so trail that crossed a railroad track leading east to the fort. The footings could be easily seen and there were plaques on posts showing the layout of the fort along w/ a brief history. As I recall it was built during the the times of Cochise and Geranamo and was abandoned around 1888.It was manned for only a few short years. I think it was discovered in the early 50s by a coupla young kids exploring their fathers cattle ranch. They showed their father the forts location and it was kept a secret untill the early 90s. I thought I read that it’s in the az historic registry. any clues?

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