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Fort Scott

Fort Scott, Kansas
County of Bourbon.
Town of Fort Scott
National Register Number: 66000106
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Fort Scott National Historic Site; See www.nps.gov/fosc.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Established in 1842, Fort Scott served first as a frontier outpost along the "Permanent Indian Frontier", then as a Civil War garrison. The fort was abandoned in 1853. During the Civil War, the fort was a major focal point of black troop activity and training. Fort Scott is now a National Historic Site, and consists of a number of structures and sites around a central parade ground.

The landmark is in good condition.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.

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