California Historic Landmarks

Fort Bragg

Site Information

Official State Marker Plaque
(the Guest House Museum in the background)
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Landmark Number: 615
Location: 321 Main Street, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque

Description

Fort Bragg was established on June 11, 1857, by 1st Lieutenant Horatio Gates Gibson, 3rd Artillery, US Army. Gibson, who later became a Brigadier General, named the fort in honor of his former company commander Braxton Bragg. The fort was abandonded in October 1864.

Today, Fort Bragg is a town of over 7,000 residents.

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Shops and cafes along a downtown sidewalk on a sunny summer afternoon.
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Close-up of the official state marker plaque.

 

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