Fort Douglas

Former fort in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

40 Users like

Fort Douglas
Fort Douglas Museum, January 2008
Fort Douglas is located in Utah
Fort Douglas
Show map of Utah
Fort Douglas is located in the United States
Fort Douglas
Show map of the United States
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates40°45′55″N 111°49′59″W / 40.76528°N 111.83306°W / 40.76528; -111.83306Coordinates: 40°45′55″N 111°49′59″W / 40.76528°N 111.83306°W / 40.76528; -111.83306
Area25 acres (10 ha) (landmarked area)
NRHP reference No.70000628
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHLDMay 15, 1975[2]

Camp Douglas was established in October 1862, during the American Civil War, as a small military garrison about three miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah, to protect the overland mail route and telegraph lines along the Central Overland Route. In 1878, the post was renamed Fort Douglas. It was officially closed in 1991 pursuant to BRAC action[3] and most of the buildings were turned over to the University of Utah. A small section of the original fort is still used by the U.S. Army Reserve and includes the Fort Douglas Military Museum. The fort was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975, for its role in the Civil War and in furthering the settlement of Utah.[4]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Fort Douglas". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  3. ^ Bauman, Joseph. "FORT DOUGLAS CLOSURE TO DISPLACE 278". Deseret News. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ "NHL nomination for Fort Douglas". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

Search News

Nearby Places

  • University of Utah

    Public university in Utah, U.S.

  • Federal Heights, Salt Lake City
  • Rice–Eccles Stadium
  • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
  • J. Willard Marriott Library
  • Jon M. Huntsman Center

    Arena at the University of Utah

  • Kanzeon Zen Center
  • State Arboretum of Utah
  • Fort Douglas

    United States historic place

  • Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park

Explore nearby popular places


Real-time, up-to-date listings for the best in music, sports, theatre and family events.

Find Events
Fort Douglas

Share this page