California Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Alcatraz Island, Fortifications on, California – San Francisco Harbor.
Alert, Camp, California – Near San Francisco.
Anderson, Camp, California – In Humboldt County.
Anderson, J. W., Camp, California – At Sacramento.
Angel Island, Fort on, California – Now Fort McDowell.

Babbitt Camp, California – At Visalia.
Baker Fort, California – On Mud River, in Humboldt County.
Baker Fort, California – At Lime Point, San Francisco Harbor.
Banning Camp, California – At San Bernardino.
Barret Camp, California – At Fruitvale.
Benicia Arsenal, California – At Benicia.
Benicia Barracks, California – At Benicia.
Bidwell Fort, California – In Surprise Valley, Modoc County; now town of that name.
Bragg Fort, California – Fifty miles south of Cape Mendocino, Mendocino County; now town of that name.
Brothers Islands, Reservation, California – In San Francisco Harbor.
Burton Camp, California – At San Diego.

Cady Camp, California – On Mojave River, 145 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
California State Soldiers’ Home. – Yountville, California
Callahan’s Ranch, Camp near, California – In Scotts Valley.
Cape of Pines Fort on California – Harbor of Monterey.
Carleton Camp, California – At San Bernardino.
Cass Camp, California – At Redbluff.
Cavallo Point Battery, California – At Cavallo Point.
Crook Fort California – On Fall River, in Shasta County.
Curtis Camp, California – In Humboldt County.

Dead Mans Island Reservation, California – In Wilmington Harbor.
Defiance Fort, California – Four miles below Fort Yuma.
Discharge Camp, California – On Angel Island.
Downey Camp, California – In Contra Costa County.
Drum Camp, California – Near San Pedro
Drum Barracks, California – Near Wilmington

Far West Barracks, California – Near Marysville
Fitzgerald Camp, California – At Los Angeles.
Fontana Barracks, California – At San Francisco.

Gaston Fort, California – In Hoopa Valley
Grant National Park, Camp in, California
Guejarros Fort, California – At eastern entrance to San Diego Bay.

Hill Fort, California – At Monterey.
Humboldt Fort, California – At Bucksport, on Humboldt Bay.

Iaqua Camp, California – In Humboldt County.
Independence Fort, California – On Oak Creek, in Owens River Valley.

Jaqua Camp, California – In northwest California. {See Iaqua)
Jones Fort, California – In Scotts Valley, Siskiyou County; now town of that name.

La Paz Camp, California – In Lower California.
Latham Camp, California – Near Los Angeles.
Lime Point Fort at, California – Fort Baker.
Lincoln Camp, California – Near Crescent City.
Lobos Point Fort at, California – Fort Miley.
Lorna Point Reservation, California – In San Diego Harbor.
Low Camp, California – At San Juan.

Maine Island Reservation, California – San Pablo Bay.
Marian Islands Reservation, California – In San Francisco Harbor.
Mason Fort, California – At Black Point, San Francisco.
Mendocino Fort at California – Fort Bragg.
Merriam Camp, California – At the Presidio.
Merritt Camp, California – At the Presidio.
Miiey Fort, California – At Point Lobos, San Francisco Harbor.
Miller Camp, California – At the Presidio.
Miller Fort, California – On San Joaquin River, at Millerton.
Molate Inland Reservation, California – San Francisco Bay.
Monterey Barracks, California – At Monterey.
Monterey Ordnance Depot, California – At Monterey.
Monterey, Fort (old), California – At Monterey.
Monterey Redoubt, California – At Monterey.
Montgomery Fort, California – Near San Francisco.
Morris Camp, California – At San Bernardino.
Mulgrave Fort, California

McClear Camp, California – On Fergno River.
McDowell Fort, California – On Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.
Mackall Camp, California – In Round Valley.

Pacific Branch Solders’ Home, California – Los Angeles County.
Pardees Ranch Post, California – On old Trinity Trail.
Peninsula Island Reservation, California
Point Fort, California – At Golden Gate entrance to San Francisco Bay; now Fort Winfield Scott.
Point Lobos Fort at, California – Fort Miley.
Point Lorna Reservation, California – At Loma Point.
Point San Jose Fort at, California – Now Fort Mason.
Pool’s Fort, California – On Kings River, Fresno County.
Prentiss, Camp, California – Near San Bernardino.
Presidio of Monterey, California – At Monterey.
Presidio of San Diego, California – At San Diego.
Presidio of San Francisco, California – At San Francisco.
Presidio of Santa Barbara, California – At Santa Barbara.
Protection Island Reservation, California – Opposite Protection Island, entrance to Port Discovery.

Rancho del Chino Post, California – Thirty miles southeast from Los Angeles.
Rancho de Jurupa Post, California – On Santa Anna River.
Reading Fort, California – In Shasta County.
Red Rock Reservation, California – Molate Island, San Francisco Harbor.
Reynolds Camp, California – On Angel Island; now Fort McDowell.
Riley Camp, California – Twelve miles from San Diego.
Rosecrans Fort, California – At San Diego.
Ross Fort, California – Sonoma County, on the coast, 40 miles north of Bodega Bay; now town of that name.

Sacramento Fort at, California – Sutters Fort.
San Bernardino Camp, California – On Dead Man’s Island.
San Carlos Battery, California – At Monterey.
San Diego Barracks, California – At San Diego.
San Diego Fort at, California – Fort Rosecrans.
San Felipe Camp, California – On San Felipe Creek.
San Francisco National Cemetery, California – At the Presidio.
San Joaquin Fort, California – Entrance to Bay of San Francisco; present site of Fort Winfield Scott.
San Jose Point Fort, California – On Bay of San Francisco; present site of Fort Mason.
San Miguel Camp, California – In Tulare Valley.
San Pablo Bay Reservation, California
San Pedro Reservation California
Santa Barbara Camp at, California – At Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Presidio of, California – At Santa Barbara.
Santa Isabel Camp, California – Sixty miles east of San Diego.
Scott Winfield Fort, California – At the Presidio, San Francisco.
Sequoia National Park Reservation and Camp in, California.
Seward Fort, California – On Eel River, 65 miles southeast of Humboldt.
Sisters The Reservation, California – In San Francisco Bay.
Sonoma Camp, California – At Sonoma.
Stanislaus Camp, California – On Stanislaus River
Steele Camp, California – On Meade River.
Sutter’s Fort, California – Near Sacramento; also called Fort Sacramento.

Taylor Camp, California – On Pitt River, 8 miles southeast from Fort Crook.
Tejon Fort, California – Kern County near Tejon Pass, 90 miles north of Los Angeles
Tee-waw Fort, California – Near Crescent City.
Three Brothers Reservation California – Entrance to San Pablo Bay.
Three Sisters Reservation, California – Entrance to San Pablo Bay.
Tulare Camp, California – In Tulare County.

Union Camp, California – Near Sacramento.

Weller Fort, California – On Russian River, 50 miles from Cloverdale.
Winfield Scott Fort, California – At the Presidio; was formerly called Fort Point.
Wood A. E. Camp, California – In Yosemite National Park.
Wool Fort, California – Mouth of Trinity River
Wright Fort, California – In Round Valley
Wright General Hospital, California – At San Francisco
Wright Camp, California – Near Warner’s Ranch

Yerba Buena Island Reservation, California – In San Francisco Harbor
Yuma Fort, California – On Colorado River, opposite month of the Gila.

Forts, History,

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902.

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